Thread: Ichi no ken ?
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:25 PM   #49
Keith Larman
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Re: Ichi no ken ?

Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
I'm sorry to be a pedantic jerk,
I for one appreciate fine distinctions and corrections.

Funny how the mind works, too. Once I was listening to someone talking about how you should stand "ham knee". Okay, that's what I was hearing and I spent a few seconds thinking "okay, knees like a pig? 'Fat' knees? What?" Then it occurred to me -- hanmi. I laughed at myself since although it was *so* close in pronunciation the "meaning" of his mispronunciation kept me from realizing he simply didn't know how to say hanmi correctly. His insistence on reversing the n and m along with a pause he put between the syllables threw me completely off for a few seconds.

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