Scott DiBerardino (scottd@javanet.com)
Fri, 08 Oct 1999 15:18:59 -0400


>From: Tomonaga <Tomonaga@xtra.co.nz>

>The -kun suffix on the other hand is a definite male only term and can be used
>formally.

I've heard -kun used when addressing women in a work context, usually (IIRC)
with the family name. It's almost always a boss-employee sort of
relationship. I don't think this would extend outside of 'official' or
'serious' usage.

This usage is usually concomitant with addressing male employees of similar
employee-status using
-kun.

-scott \\ sdiberar@student.umass.edu

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