@Zizka @YanagiPablo I’m posting this here partly because it’s our ‘home thread’ (where everything started) and partly because that way, this thread doesn’t die. Hahaha. (I have to admit though, I’m finding newspaper translations/commentary more interesting than the manga. )
I started a topic (unrelated to Japanese) that’s mainly addressed to French speakers. It may sound a lot like a young person’s stupid insecurities (which it kinda is), but I’m also just really puzzled by some of the remarks (none of them intended to be nasty, I’m sure) I’ve received about my French accent since arriving in France. In essence, I’m just really confused about the apparent contradiction between a Parisian saying I have an “assez fort” accent, and someone (from the north of France, I believe) saying, ‘Oh wow, how come you don’t have an accent?’ It’s a bit more complicated than that in reality, so here’s a link. It includes some personal history involving English, Chinese and French, and some stuff about how feedback has changed over time. It’s quite a long post though (though I guess you guys are used to that from me by now), so take your time if you’re too busy to read it all and reply now. No need for a comprehensive reply either. Honest feelings, opinions and/or advice are enough.
@Shannon-8 @ayamedori You’re welcome to comment too, but it’s really pretty long, so you don’t have to worry about it if you’re busy/have no idea what to say.
Erm… yeah, that’s it for now then. Guess I’ll go have dinner.