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Which every forum should have. Various bon mottachi-thingies to help you through that Inevitably Consistent Disappointment that is your existence.

This from someone commenting on proper use of the umlaut:
The umlauts aren't decorative, they're essential.. "näin äitiäsi eilen" - I saw your mother yesterday, "nain äitiäsi eilen" - I fucked your mother yesterday.

--I_L

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If the umlaut is all that differentiates between those two meanings, then I'm surprised that culture hasn't wiped itself off the face of the Earth. :o
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I have, I think, blathered on how the length1 as in time of vowels in Japanese can utterly alter meanings. English speakers tend to stress and lengthen vowels in this way for emphasis. "I Aaaaaam going to fuck your cat!"

In Japanese the "long" vowel does not change from a "short" vowel, it is just either held for one beat or two beats. An example one speaker gives a friend tried to proudly announce he was someone's "assistant" and ended up saying he was his "anus." Similarly, be careful if you need to go to a hospital, you may end up in a beauty parlor.

--J.D.

1Technically "long" and "short" vowels are different tones. They may or may not be the same length as in duration. Perhaps I should use "duration" instead. I have always held that it is duration and not leng[Get on with it!--Ed.] . . . er . . . yeah. To give an example: the always mispronounced shōgun is not simply "show-gun" without the final "w" sound. The "ō" represents this lengthened vowel. It is "long" like our "ō" in "hole." The "u" is not our short "ŭ" we see in "gun," it is our long "ū" or "oo" sound. So it is "shō-ō-goon" with a "short long u!"

The issue is this is phonemic in that the difference in sound--in this case duration and in the other the use of the umlaut--conveys meaning.
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As I may have mentioned before, Japanese can be tricky too (as can English if it's not your native language of course).

There are English words that sound very different to me, which my wife waifu cannot distinguish (or at least has difficulty).

Likewise the difference between "grandpa" and "uncle" in Japanese depends on the length of the vowel sound you make:

ojisan is uncle, ojiisan is grandpa. Likewise, obasan is aunt while obaasan is grandma. No difficulty for Japanese in distinguishing between them but for foreigners it takes some getting used to.
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Well?
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You will always be limited by the technique you have.

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井の中の蛙大海を知らず。

The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.

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:De_Bunk: :cowbell: :De_Bunk: :tater: :De_Bunk:
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hammegk is a

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with added amlauts and fucking cunts.
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Or to put it simply: "Tinkerbell is a biker's glove."

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isi ei tykkää nyt yhtään--isi on ottanu pari kaljaa

can't this be deleted even tomorrow,when it's too late
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Which are thoughts which make My Drunk Bitch cry!

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you really can make man cry
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“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

― Charles Chaplin

Or lack there of.

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so true is c'est la vie
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Doctor X wrote:“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

― Charles Chaplin

Or lack there of.
--J.D.
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vladimir vysotski


old days
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asthmatic camel wrote:hammegk is a

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/ ... rmo4fq.jpg

with added amlauts and fucking cunts.
Not so, but you are Limey twat with a gay bicycle.
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boys -behave
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Doctor X wrote:“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

― Charles Chaplin

Or lack there of.
Or in the case of Tinkerbell, when the elbow passes his rectal vault.

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:
Doctor X wrote:“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

― Charles Chaplin

Or lack there of.
Or in the case of Tinkerbell, when the elbow passes his rectal vault.

--J.D.
Thanks for sharing your fondest wish. Keep trying and you might get both shoulders.
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And makes him cry and howl!

Now for a relevant wise word for our catamite Tinkerbell :excited:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... Losing.jpg

Or as Sonoma Bear noted: "Tink's not here for the hunting."

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:
The umlauts aren't decorative, they're essential.. "näin äitiäsi eilen" - I saw your mother yesterday, "nain äitiäsi eilen" - I fucked your mother yesterday.

--I_L

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There once was a tolerable Alsatian beer named thus (with a short "u" as in "book"):

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... e_pic2.JPG

Now, having been bought by Heyneken ( :BlowChunks: ) and for marketing reasons, it has been re-branded to:

http://www.beer-coasters.eu/coasters/mutzig-5.jpg

and is made elsewhere and mostly sold in Africa. But hey! It's the same.
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But does the addition actually make it mean "boar piss?"

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Doctor X wrote:But does the addition actually make it mean "boar piss?"

--J.D.
Boar piss?!? Luxury!
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"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

--Mark Twain




. . . or was it Samuel Clemens?

--J.D.
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hölkynkölkyn höppänä---is what i am----but I'm going to sober up----no need for beer ---pikku hiljaa nopeasti
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http://cdn.meme.am/instances/57915320.jpg

For My Bitch being My Bitch is nothing extraordinary.

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but does doctor watch telly at all---for me it's somekind of anxious thing----amused to death to thing
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Doctor X wrote:http://cdn.meme.am/instances/57915320.jpg

For My Bitch being My Bitch is nothing extraordinary.
Watch him dance!

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:
Doctor X wrote:http://cdn.meme.am/instances/57915320.jpg

For My Bitch being My Bitch is nothing extraordinary.
Watch him dance!
And cry!

--J.D.
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you should have a boy friend---not to make others crying bitches :)
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learn something something--somebodies doesn't wanna be yuo pervert images of crying bithces---I think you have have had those victims enough
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Doctor X wrote:
Doctor X wrote:
Doctor X wrote:http://cdn.meme.am/instances/57915320.jpg

For My Bitch being My Bitch is nothing extraordinary.
Watch him dance!
And cry!
Still crying?

Of course he is!

Wisdom through negative example.

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:And makes him cry and howl!

Now for a relevant wise word for our catamite Tinkerbell :excited:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264 ... Losing.jpg

Or as Sonoma Bear noted: "Tink's not here for the hunting."

--J.D.
Neither was he or his asshole fuckbuddy.
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https://i.ytimg.com/vi/QlqnnFloW60/maxresdefault.jpg

Brace yourself, honey, the biker's coming home!

BWA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

--J.D.