[sumo] Re: How to translate "no"

Kuramarujo klemmerj at webtrek.com
Thu Oct 5 12:37:37 EDT 2006


On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 23:59 +0900, Mario Maiwald wrote:

> > Contrast carefully with the use of 'yes' in Japan, which 
> > (depending on how, when and where it is said) can sometimes 
> > mean maybe or even no
> > ;-)
> 
> Especially when you consider that there is no word in Japanese that means
> "YES" - there is only the word that is taken to mean 'yes'....

	A common thread in the Asian languages (Thai & Mandarin) that I have
some knowledge of.   

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Joe "Kuramarujo" Klemmer
http://www.webtrek.com/joe/sumo



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