Hey guys, what's going on in here?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZBs, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. ZBs

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    Grüß Gott, Yoroshiku, and other such hellos.
    I don't remember how I found this place, but that is hardly unusual for me; so no worries.

    I'm Brian.
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    That's me.

    I'm 20.
    And male.

    What are the religious requirements for this board?
    Does anyone here speak German or Japanese?

    Why am I writing in such fragmented sentences?

    I'm pretty neat, so bear with me, and you won't be upset that you did.
    Yup.
    Bye!
     
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  2. Jon-Marc

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    Hi Brian,

    Welcome to the BB. Being a born again Christian and a Baptist helps, but I have no idea if they're required in order to be a member here. I barely speak English. Oh, and I'm more than three times your age and a grandpa.
     
  3. SaggyWoman

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    Hola! Welcome to the Board!
     
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  4. I Am Blessed 24

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    Hi Brian,

    Welcome to the BB! You said you were Baptist. You are aren't you? :)
     
  5. Gwyneth

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    Welcome - Croeso , .............. Only Welsh and English spoken by me:wavey:
     
  6. ZBs

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    Well, I was raised as such, and I never switched denominations; but I haven't been to church in a few years.
    Um, are links not allowed in posts? I looked for some rules, but couldn't find any, besides the User Agreement.
    Thanks!
     
  7. Bible Believing Bill

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    Brian,

    I am not a mod or an administrator so what I am about to say is MY understanding of the rules. The actual BB rules may differ from MY understanding.


    Since you are not currently attending a Baptist church I would think you would not be allowed to post in the Baptist only forums.

    You should click on the link at the bottom of the page for posting rules it will explain what is allowed and what is not.

    As far as links in posts go they are OK as long as the link to a site that does not violate the posting rules.


    Welcome to the BB.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
  8. ZBs

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    Well, I'd posted a link to a Youtube of of me using my hand like a sock-puppet, but it was edited out.
    Thanks for the rules' location.
     
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    Konichiwa!
     
  10. Plain Old Bill

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    Welcome from the Great Pacific Northwest.:wavey:
     
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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
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    dobry' den!

    Welcome to the asylum!
     
  13. John of Japan

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    Hi, Brian. Welcome to the BB! :wavey:

    I'm fluent in Japanese, having lived here for 27 years. Yoroshiku! [​IMG]
     
  14. Goldie

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    Welcome to the Board John san. :thumbs:
     
  15. ZBs

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    Oh, good, I was hoping you'd post in here.
    I read your website, too; I can understand your concern about materialism there--it seems like education and standing are everything over there.
    I'm in my 3rd year of University classes; but I'm taking a separate second class for kanji, this semester.

    Is Japanese as able to express "everything" as English seems to be able to?
    Like crusts of the earth, physics, and other things. Do they just stick with loan-words?
    i know that the culture there is different in the sense that it's not polite to talk about things that all present can't understand, so I don't know how many times you've talked physics while over there; but it'd be nice to know that it's as encompassing a language as any other.
     
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    Happy to talk to you! :wavey: You do need God's grace for your kanji class, don't you!

    Materialism is the ruling philosophy here. Right now I'm teaching the Bible to a former company president (has hepatitis C), who really latched onto a throwaway line of mine that "religion isn't money!"
    Japanese is very sophisticated, actually. You can talk about anything you want to, including physics, etc. Some fields such as medicine do use lots of loan words, since the cutting edge stuff is still done in the US. I recently sat in Starbucks listening to a couple of nurse trainees work on their English technical terms, then had a nice talk with them.

    Usually there are kanji equivalents to the loan words, including in physics, but somehow the Japanese just prefer the loan words. They think English is cool, even in transliterated form! Doesn't mean they always get it right. There is a cafe near us with the English name "Hurl Cafe." :laugh:
     
  17. ZBs

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    Thanks for the information!
    Though I didn't get a chance to, most of my friends went to Japan this summer; some of them might still be there, actually.
    Kanji isn't too hard, once I get on a roll with it. I'm up to about 1,000.

    I'm glad that is as enveloping as you say it is; it'd be a bummer to become fluent, only to spend most of the time saying English words with katakana pronunciations...

    Thanks again!
     
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    Hey, doin' pretty good! You have a real future in Japanese if you think kanji is not too hard. Personally I love it, but am not as good as I should be. When I was in language school in Tokyo, they stuck me in a class full of Chinese students once. Talk about a linguistic roller coaster! [​IMG]
    Ganbatte!
     
  19. Goldie

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    Welcome! :wavey:
     
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    There are a chain of hagwons here with the catchy title of:"Toss English".
     

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