Post by QwertyuiopThePie on Sept 21, 2011 5:21:36 GMT
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Post by ganondorfchampin on Sept 21, 2011 23:05:27 GMT
The people paint the dragon's shape with a horse's head and a snake's tail. Further, there are expressions as 'three joints' and 'nine resemblances' (of the dragon), to wit: from head to shoulder, from shoulder to breast, from breast to tail. These are the joints; as to the nine resemblances, they are the following: his horns resemble those of a stag, his head that of a camel, his eyes those of a demon, his neck that of a snake, his belly that of a clam (shen, 蜃), his scales those of a carp, his claws those of an eagle, his soles those of a tiger, his ears those of a cow. Upon his head he has a thing like a broad eminence (a big lump), called [chimu] (尺木). If a dragon has no [chimu], he cannot ascend to the sky.
Post by ganondorfchampin on Sept 28, 2011 19:06:37 GMT
Wrong. G and P cannot be substituted for each other in Japanese, and neither can G and K, its just that sometimes that when words are merged together in Japanese sounds can turned voiced. R and L are differentiated in Japanese as Japanese has neither sound, only a sound that's in between the two. Voiced and unvoiced Japanese sounds are differentiated using diatricts called ten-ten,