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  • #15492

    anonymous
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    Hi!  My name is Laura.  I am a psychologist and live in Oklahoma.  I am a big history buff.  I studied Japanese history and language in college.  I found my way to British history while planning for my first trip to London several years ago.  I became fascinated with Tudor history.  I am interested in expanding my knowledge of British and Scottish history back beyond the 1400s.  I am a podcast junky and was very pleased to come across Jamie's podcast.Laura

  • #17531

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Hi Laura, irasshaimase!  It's been a very long time since I have had the opportunity to use japanese, and I never thought it would be on a British History forum.  Haha!Anyway, like I said, welcome!

  • #17532

    anonymous
    Participant

    Jamie,You seem to be a renaissance man.  Where did you learn Japanese?Laura

  • #17533

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Oh in high school many years ago.  I loved it, and the language itself just makes sense.  Not just in the subject-object-verb but also in the alphabet.  People often stare at me when I mention that spelling in Japanese is easier than in English. ;). But it really does make more sense than our strange Latin/German/Celt blend.

  • #17534

    anonymous
    Participant

    My name is fairly easy to say in Japanese; “ro ra”. I wonder how Japanese handles the “J” in your name.  I studied Japanese for four years and spent four months in Nagoya in college.  I never really felt that I was fluent, particularly the written language.

  • #17535

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    You know how you can modify shi into ji with a couple little slashes?  Well if you add a small eh beneath it, it becomes je.  Je i – mi.

  • #17536

    anonymous
    Participant

    Welcome, Laura.  I've often found that Japanese people find my name a nightmare!I expect you don't come across many Anglophiles in Oklahoma?

  • #17537

    anonymous
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    There are a few of us.  Several of my co-workers are Masterpiece Theater buffs.  I loved Downton Abby.  I am eagerly awaiting season 2 of Sherlock Holmes, which begins in May.  But, yes, as you might expect, Oklahoma tends to be much more focused on football than anything British.  That is part of why I am so pleased to have found the podcast and forum.Laura

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