Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 15:16:24 -0700


>off topic question 1: why do japanese songs contain a
>fair number of english words? (i think they're the
>only language that incorporates another language in
>their music as-a-matter-of-factly) not that i'm
>complaining, since those few english words are
>probably the only ones i understand. :P (shoulda
>stayed awake in japanese class...)

Having foreign words in your songs make you hip. You
may also be recognizing Japanese words that were
literally "borrowed" from English, with a heavy dose
of Japanese accent. Back in the days when the foreign
devils' ships sailed into Japanese ports, the Japanese
emperor realized that Japan was indeed of modernizing
if it were to stand a chance against possible invasion,
and part of that modernization movement includes the
incorporation of foreign (mostly English) words in their
vocabulary.

Eddie

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