WooJin (leew5@earthlink.net)
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 18:52:05 -0700


I doubt you'd ever see anyone use the word -chan in a military environment,
esp to a male person. Some people may sense romance ;).

----- Original Message -----
From: Su, Rodrick <rsu@tigana.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 8:10
Subject: RE: Re: [gundam] Question about Camille's rank + Ranks in Gundam

> I thought in corporate and military usage, it is appropriate to use by a
> higher ranking employee/officer to a lower ranking employee/officer. I
ran
> into this when watching "The Irresponsible Captain Tylor" where Captain
> Tylor frequently address his first officer Lt. Yamamoto as "Yamamoto-kun"
> and thought he was putting down Yamamoto. But the usage is correct, and
> would translate to US Navy as "Mr. Yamamoto". It would have been
insulting
> if Tylor use "Yamamoto-chan". :)
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WooJin [mailto:leew5@earthlink.net]
> >
> >
> > 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
> > them ;)
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Y. Choe <cmaster@ucla.edu>
> >
> >
> > > 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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