アオハライド book club - Volume 4 (August 2020)

We’ll be reading volume 4 starting August 1st. Click here for the home thread.

アオハライド 4

Following the poll on the home thread, it looks like we’ll be shifting to one month per volume (unless we get a flood of votes by readers requesting we remain at two months).

Discussion

Volume 3
Volume 5 - coming September 2020

Spoilers

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Spoilers for chapter 14 stuff happens

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spoilers for chapter 15

More stuff happens

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When reading a whole volume across a month, I like to pace it out to about one chapter per week. For those who’d like to join in this pace, I’ll post a chapter title page each week. For everyone else, please continue with the pace best suited for you =)

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To keep a pace of one chapter per week, you’ll want to be sure to finish up this 42-page chapter by August 7th.

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Oh man, I need to order more books! I just ordered books for the clubs to (supposedly) last me another two months, but now I am missing one volume for this club. Not complaining, I am enjoying this series

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There comes a time when one has to consider buying a year’s supply in one go :wink:

(Not that I have experience doing so, as I buy digital when possible.)

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I have a tendency to buy too many books and not reading them so I have been holding back grinning

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I also need to go buy the next couple of volumes… will probably have to start next weekend :slightly_frowning_face: I should’ve bought them in advance :sweat_smile:

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The first 20ish pages of the volume are free to read on ebookjapan (and probably other sites too) if you want to get a head start before your copy arrives :grin:

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I read this on ebookjapan today because I forgot to bring a book to work!

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If you try the ebook life you’ll never have to bring a book to work :eyes:

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No ebooks 246047986650578955

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I got started on the first few pages on ebookjapan since it’s available, and I already several many things I don’t understand well :grimacing: (good thing I’m reading along in English).

Here's a sentence I really don't get (putting it in a folded section even though it's not very spoilery)

In like the third page, Kominato says “理解さんのはえーな” and it’s translated as “you’re really quick on the uptake” and I get that it’s a loose translation, but… what does さん mean here? And is はえー some colloquial way of saying はやい/fast ? Super confused by this sentence :sweat_smile:

I don’t have my copy with me, but was it not すん instead of さん?

Summary

理解すんのはえーな
aka
理解するのは早いな

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Yes, it was すん :woman_facepalming: Thanks!

So both すん = する and はえー = 早い, in some sort of slang/casual speech? Or is すん some conjugated form?

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Oh hey, someone just bumped this helpful thread! These are things that I’m getting better at understanding intuitively, but I’m glad I don’t have to try to explain them, haha.

ら row sounds can become ん when they precede a な row sound.

あい and おい at the end of words can become ええ

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