Re: -"masu" or -"mashita"?
Interestingly enough, in both the local Aikikai school that I've trained at a handful of times and the Jujutsu school I train at full-time, domo arigatou gozaimashita is immediately followed by thank you very much.
Interesting, thanks for that info. I'm hoping for there will eventually be a contracted but polite form of: "domoarigatougozaimashitathankyouverymuch"
Last edited by abraxis : 06-17-2011 at 10:13 AM.
Reason: Edited for brevity, took time to save others time.