Saturday, May 8, 2010

More on the -おう form.

Turns out that, whatever it is, the same thing that's happening with 有難い・ありがとう is happening with おめでとう (愛でたい/目出度い) and おはよう (早い). So why don't we say おありがとう?

And now we have めでたい. Per Kotoba, the kanji for めでたい is ! お愛でとうございます。 Kotoba also lists two ateji forms of めでたい, 目出度い and 芽出度い.

Well, one more: オフレコ, a mash of off the record. 僕は日本語が上手じゃないけど、オフレコだよな。

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