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Artighetsprefix med Gairaigo - En studie om de japanska prefixen O- och Go-

Huynh, Christofer LU (2012) JAPK11 20121
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The honorific prefix is often mistaken for being Bikago, in fact it is not. The honorific prefixes serve two purposes, to show respect and to beautify words and Bikago is the term for the beautified words. It is hard to distinguish when the honorific prefix is used to show respect or to beautify words because it all depends on the context when used.

Normally the prefix O- and Go- cannot be used with Gairaigo “loanwords”, but there are exceptions, such as O-biiru “beer” and O-toire “toilet”. It is difficult to know which loanwords the prefix can be used with. The use of the honorific is also subjective which means one cannot judge if the use of prefix with loanword is correct or not.

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The honorific prefix is often mistaken for being Bikago, in fact it is not. The honorific prefixes serve two purposes, to show respect and to beautify words and Bikago is the term for the beautified words. It is hard to distinguish when the honorific prefix is used to show respect or to beautify words because it all depends on the context when used.

Normally the prefix O- and Go- cannot be used with Gairaigo “loanwords”, but there are exceptions, such as O-biiru “beer” and O-toire “toilet”. It is difficult to know which loanwords the prefix can be used with. The use of the honorific is also subjective which means one cannot judge if the use of prefix with loanword is correct or not.

The purpose of this essay is to find out more about young Japanese women’s attitudes towards the use of loanwords with the honorific prefix o- and also which loanwords tends to be used with the honorific prefix by sending out a survey.

The conclusion that can be drawn from the survey is that the positive attitude towards the use of loanwords with the honorific prefix has increased compared to previous surveys. Also the loanwords associated with household and clothes are most likely used with the honorific prefixes. (Less)
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author
Huynh, Christofer LU
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organization
course
JAPK11 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Bikago, honorific prefix, prefix O- and Go-, loanwords
language
Swedish
id
2862804
date added to LUP
2012-07-20 15:48:23
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2012-07-20 15:48:23
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  abstract     = {The honorific prefix is often mistaken for being Bikago, in fact it is not. The honorific prefixes serve two purposes, to show respect and to beautify words and Bikago is the term for the beautified words. It is hard to distinguish when the honorific prefix is used to show respect or to beautify words because it all depends on the context when used.

Normally the prefix O- and Go- cannot be used with Gairaigo “loanwords”, but there are exceptions, such as O-biiru “beer” and O-toire “toilet”. It is difficult to know which loanwords the prefix can be used with. The use of the honorific is also subjective which means one cannot judge if the use of prefix with loanword is correct or not.

The purpose of this essay is to find out more about young Japanese women’s attitudes towards the use of loanwords with the honorific prefix o- and also which loanwords tends to be used with the honorific prefix by sending out a survey.

The conclusion that can be drawn from the survey is that the positive attitude towards the use of loanwords with the honorific prefix has increased compared to previous surveys. Also the loanwords associated with household and clothes are most likely used with the honorific prefixes.},
  author       = {Huynh, Christofer},
  keyword      = {Bikago,honorific prefix,prefix O- and Go-,loanwords},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Artighetsprefix med Gairaigo - En studie om de japanska prefixen O- och Go-},
  year         = {2012},
}