Fri, 8 Oct 1999 05:47:48 -0700
That is mostly correct, though it is often a suffix attached when female
students call upon fellow male stedents or co-workers that do not outrank
----- Original Message -----
From: Y. Choe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:56
Subject: RE: Re: [gundam] Question about Camille's rank + Ranks in Gundam
> I could be wrong on this, since my memory is a bit fuzzy...
> Kun suffix is used for younger males. That's all I remember. I don't
think there is any rule in first name vs. last name, but last name-kun I'd
suspect is more formal and/or correct grammar.
> Y. "Brain is still deep fried." Choe
> ---Original Message----
> On the other hand, there's a custom in the American South of using the
> honorific with the first name for minors and unmarried women, thus: Master
> Dick, Miss Vicky. This parallels the Japanese use of the -chan suffix,
> which is usually attached to the personal rather than the family name.
> (I'm a bit hazy on the -kun suffix, which I've seen used both ways -- if
> you can explain it, please do!)
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