August 04, 2010
There's something I keep hearing and I'm having a hard time parsing it. It translates as "I know!"
One example of it is in DBK ep 56 at 11:22. Frieza says something that sounds to my untrained ear as wakatteryo. But there isn't any such verb tense AFAIK.
What I'm wondering is if it's wakatte aru and that it's become an idiom and been subject to pronunciation drift. Is that what I'm hearing?
UPDATE: While we're on the subject, there's another one. This appears in DBK 57 at 11:40. It's Trunks and it's translated as "Please excuse me!"
It sounds like shideshimasu. -masu is the polite ending, but I can't figure out the base verb that's being conjugated here. (It could be sudeshimasu that I'm hearing.) It's another idiom, whatever it is; it happens all the time.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 04, 2010 08:47 AM (/ppBw)
Posted by: J Greely at August 04, 2010 11:22 AM (2XtN5)
Alright, here's a 2MB WMV. Sorry about the aspect ratio; they completely changed the UI of Movie Maker and I can't figure out how to do it right. (The thing that should control the aspect ratio doesn't seem to affect the publish options, for some weird reason, and I can't find an a-la-carte publish choice.)
...no advice, please...
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 04, 2010 01:21 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: bkw at August 04, 2010 01:32 PM (34O+x)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 04, 2010 01:49 PM (+rSRq)
The second is definitely shitsurei shimasu. He actually enunciates every syllable pretty clearly, but because Japanese doesn't really have stress accent (and because of the way the vowels in syllables like tsu and shi are often whispered) a lot of clearly spoken syllables tend to just disappear to the English ear- we look for the cues we're used to, like stress accent, and miss the things that are important in Japanese, like pitch accent and timed syllables (well, mora if you want to nitpick.)
Posted by: tds at August 04, 2010 03:24 PM (0SOgY)
Posted by: J Greely at August 04, 2010 03:26 PM (2XtN5)
Posted by: J Greely at August 04, 2010 05:02 PM (2XtN5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 04, 2010 06:38 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: tds at August 05, 2010 06:53 AM (0SOgY)
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