Thank you. These words not just simply state my gratitude for you reading this blog and this article but also serve to introduce the main topic of this entry. This is to say that I want to focus on the linguistic derivation of the phrase „thank you“ in Japanese.
I would like to present to you this small linguistic gem from my Introduction to Japanese Linguistics class because it helped me – along with the drawings and musings I did while I was supposed to listen – divert myself from the boredom of the lecture. Apart from that there is no reason why I chose this topic.
Anyway, since this is my first entry in English, this furthermore presents a good opportunity to show off my pretentiousness when it comes to linguistic knowledge in two ways, first, with regard to technical vocabulary and secondly, with regard to the use of the English language in general.
OK, let’s put the self-praise aside and start digging deep linguistically.
Follow the white rabbit