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[Oct. 25th, 2006|04:57 am]
Honesty, Passion and Knowledge for Lolita
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Alright I have a question to open up the first discussion.

What is your opinion on using Japanese words when speaking in formal lolita settings? I'll be going to Novala's tea party this week and personally I'm hoping not to hear any extra Japanese bits thrown into the mix at the party. It's always seemed horribly otaku-ish too me or wampanese. Personally I think its just silly to start using Japanese words and expressions to pepper your conversations.

Anyone else?
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[User Picture]From: nessaneko
2006-10-25 07:22 am (UTC)
If I was going to the tea party (unfortunately, I live in New Zealand, so it's kind of a moot point) I would perhaps want to use Japanese, since I've actually studied it for so long and I could actually use keigo (polite/extra-modest/humble) speak to talk to Novala. However, although I would -want- to use it, I would probably refrain, as the hostess has requested that nobody use Japanese and instead use the translator. It seems a bit rude to have a conversation in Japanese as it excludes the others at the table. Furthermore, I agree that it's silly to use Japanese words in an otherwise English conversation. I do it sometimes when I'm talking with my Japanese friend, as she's lived in NZ for so long that we kind of ... mix languages (change without realising it) but it sounds contrived at that kind of event. Like, *look at me! I can speak the good Japaneses! Daisuki Novala-sama!*
Of course, if you're using a Japanese word which has become acceptable in English/doesn't have an English equivalent, that's different - but imagine if someone starts talking about how they're so 'rorita'...
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From: candy_butcher
2006-10-25 07:29 am (UTC)
Ha ha.

*look at me! I can speak the good Japaneses! Daisuki Novala-sama!*

So rorita ne??//???/????

I wish you were going you seem interesting. It would be fun to meet with you. :\

Ah, I didn't even think of it being potentially rude to the other guests, thats a good point. If my Japanese was good enough to speak to Novala I would want to show it off to him as well, but I suppose I would have to restrain myself to a more private setting. boo hoo hoo (goes off to mary sue land with novala in tow)
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