Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Nagato Yuki – Everyone’s Favorite Trap Guitarist

Nagato Yuki - Playing Yui's Song

So my Japanese Mahjong Page is pretty much done. Yay for completed work.

Anyway, you should go watch this video.
It’s of someone playing Yui’s part quite wonderfully, in a Nagato Yuki cosplay :)
Lyrics for the song are in available in the previous post.

So I was watching Saki, trying to ignore some of the awkward weird fanservice and just watch the game. Like I may have mentioned before Takei Hisa’s the best ^.^ – and she played wonderfully. Now I’m in the mood to play some mahjong >.> – I should start a club at the uni when I get back and see if we can actually gather enough people to play. I stole the above tile pictures from wikipedia, and if I felt super motivated I could use the image library they have there and make up theoretical hands for all of the yaku on the mahjong page, but I don’t think I’m that motivated. During work instead of reading Toradora I just studied all day in classical Japanese, but hopefully I’ll finish that chapter I’m reading today or tomorrow, I should get back to it after this in fact… maybe after some mahjong. Hopefully next post will contain a nice summary of the chapter, (probably nearly equivalent to the first 5 minutes of the first episode >.>) and another song translation, because I like doing those and I don’t do enough of them. Still waiting for my shipments – still want to draw something again…

A Few Classical Japanese Auxillaries of Note:

ず (negative) [ず、ぬ、ない、ん]
き・し(final personal past) [し]
けり (retrospective impersonal past/direct past) [けれ(ば)]
ぬ (natural finality) [てしまう、たり]
つ (volitional finality) [てしまう、たり]
たり (RYK-te-ari contraction = has been completed and has been for a while and still is) [た、たり、てある、たら、ている]
り (RYK-ari contraction = has been and more importantly now is) [ている、てある]
なり (existential couplar) [だ]
たり (attributive couplar) [たる]
む (positive disassociative speculative volitional) [よう] (generally future)
むず (mu-to-su contraction = strong volitional) [ようとする]
けむ (keri-mu contraction = past speculation) [たよう] (generally past)
らむ (rashi-mu contraction = subjective speculation, weaker than any other) [らしいよう、ようかね] (generally present)
らし (evidential supposition) [らしい]
まし (counterfactual supposition, hypothetical desire, hesitation) [としたら]
べし (absolute confidence, solid intention, should do) [べき]
めり (見あり contraction) [ように見る/見える]
なり (hearsay) [だそうだ]

jlpt 1

あっての = because of ~ (stress) (comes after a noun)
命あっての希望。
While there’s life there’s hope.

~いかん(如何) = depending on ~ (comes after a noun with an optional の)
試験の結果如何では卒業できないこともある。
Depending on the results of the exam, I might not graduate.
~いかんともしがたい
There’s no way I can do ~
~いかんせん
Unfortunately but I can’t do~

~如何によらず・~如何にかかわらず・~如何を問わず = regardless of ~(~=noun-の)
性別如何にかかわらず、長門有希とコスっている人はギターを弾くのが上手ね。
Regardless of his or her sex, that person cosplaying as Nagato Yuki is great at playing guitar.

(only three?! what? – 勘弁してくれ orz)