[EVA] Death and Rebirth at I-Con
Patrick.Yip at ing-barings.com
Mon Apr 6 11:48:59 EDT 1998
PY @ TOKYO
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> ## Well, if Asuka indeed grew up speaking Japanese a lot (say, before her
> ## mom went insane), it is not surprising that she is used to referring
> ## herself as "atashi". You did not grow up speaking Japanese, so no wonder
> ## you don't use "boku".
Actually, it's more of a gender differance... Yound boys usually use "boku"
for "I" whereas for girls, it's "atashi". "Ore" is commonly used by older boys
## I do know that :-) but many in this ML may not. Thanks for bringing this
## up. However, Zhou's original statement was that *he* did not use "boku"
## and I think this is not really surprising. He did not grow up speaking
but I think girls stick with "atashi", unless they are what you would call a
## Actually more and more girls use the more neutral "watashi" now...
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