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Miss_igirisu
January 28th, 2010, 10:34
"I can't be at practice tomorrow so can you practice by yourselves?"

It's the "by yourselves" that is the tricky part.

mteacher80
January 28th, 2010, 11:24
俺は明日行けへんやから、自分でやって。。。

mteacher80
January 28th, 2010, 11:24
:)

Miss_igirisu
January 28th, 2010, 11:26
Ah.. I didn't know that 自分 could mean more than one person. It can apply to the whole team? (sorry, totally didn't set the context)

KickOutTheJams
January 28th, 2010, 12:31
It can, but if you want to be more clear that you want the team themselves to practice on their own, you could put it like

... (君たちは) 自分でやってもらえませんか?

mteacher80
January 28th, 2010, 12:40
why the hell would you say it so formally though? i mean mine was more of a joke (that still got the point across) but you are talking to students right?

kamukamuume
January 28th, 2010, 12:44
man, I hate that students need to use a different language form when talking to me. I'd rather we both use desumasu or both use short form, since I always feel like I'm looking down at the kids as human beings otherwise.

I've thought of telling students it's okay not to use the stuff, but since they aren't Red, White, and Egalitarian, they'd probably just think I was a weirdo.

either way, plenty of teachers do use desumasu with students, but I think it has a little bit of a joking/mocking tone. kind of like we could say "Mr. Smith" when talking to a friend named Jack Smith.

KickOutTheJams
January 28th, 2010, 12:59
why the hell would you say it so formally though? i mean mine was more of a joke (that still got the point across) but you are talking to students right?

well 1) I used もらう not いただく and 2) that was just to get across the 'request' part of the sentence, use もらえねぇか if you want

mteacher80
January 28th, 2010, 21:15
Then how about--

明日お伺いできませんので、ご自身で練習なさってください。

KickOutTheJams
January 29th, 2010, 07:15
Then how about--

明日お伺いできませんので、ご自身で練習なさってください。

Sure, knock yourself out. I was just using request grammar, not trolling.

mteacher80
January 29th, 2010, 08:17
i was not being a jerk either, my first question was really just a question. And my first japanese response was really more of a joke. It is how most PE teachers round these parts would say it though. My japanese is not that good. so i am not going to get in a j-go-off. :) but i do think my last one would be fun to say to JHS kids, they probably wouldnt understand it.

KickOutTheJams
January 29th, 2010, 08:54
Yeah, I got that the first one was a joke, I just wasn't sure if you thought using てもらう form was inappropriate or something. My nihongo is kindof mid-level anyways, so I thought I might've missed out on some nuance I don't know about. Didn't mean to turn this into a politeness-level thread, my bad.

Back on topic, I wonder if one could use [自分ら] instead of [(君たちは)自分で]?

A quick google shows that affixing ら to 自分 seems to be in common use to pluralize it, but since 自分 is a reflexive pronoun and not a personal pronoun like the pluralizers tend to attach to, I think it might be one of those recent linguistic changes that's still not considered 'correct', like using -れる instead of -られる for 一段 verbs, a la 食べれる/食べられる.

Virus FM
January 29th, 2010, 10:06
I would use the first reply in a not joking way. I would never even use masu form for students, forget keigo.

puma
February 2nd, 2010, 12:41
puma no study reply FTW:

明日、私はここにいないので、あなたたちは自分で遣って下さい。

followed by a blank stare

Miss_igirisu
February 2nd, 2010, 13:09
Yeah, it looks like that will be fine. That's pretty much what I said too, but afterwards I was worried that 自分 couldn't be used for plurals.. even though there are no plurals in Japanese. Made my head explode a bit

vertigo_stick
February 2nd, 2010, 16:10
遣って下さい。

just curious, why did you use this kanji for つかう?

puma
February 2nd, 2010, 16:49
it can also be used for yaru

Crab
February 9th, 2010, 11:41
Just because the kanji is there, doesn't mean you have to use it.

jandek
February 9th, 2010, 15:06
夜露死苦お願いします

Coollead
February 9th, 2010, 23:04
Yeah, I don't think I've seen "やる" written in kanji ever... Hell, the IME doesn't even give me an option.

Many things have kanji that aren't used at all/often... off the top of my head: エビ/海老

Taurus
February 9th, 2010, 23:05
Many things have kanji that aren't used at all/often... off the top of my head: エビ/海老

I see that one all the time. I wonder if it's a regional thing?

UPGRAYEDD
February 9th, 2010, 23:54
海老 is used all the time at restaurants

kamukamuume
February 10th, 2010, 00:15
Yeah, I don't think I've seen "やる" written in kanji ever... Hell, the IME doesn't even give me an option.

Many things have kanji that aren't used at all/often... off the top of my head: エビ/海老

actually I see that one fairly often on food labels, mr. lead. but you're right, lots of stuff is almost never written in kanji. やる indeed being one of stuff.

jandek
February 10th, 2010, 15:17
海老 is used all the time at restaurants

and on the wrappers of onigiri in a conbini near you.

Miss_igirisu
February 10th, 2010, 17:03
I didn't know that iru had a kanji until recently. I'd never seen it used before but I have a Japanese friend who uses 居る all the time in her messages.

Coollead
February 11th, 2010, 22:03
actually I see that one fairly often on food labels, mr. lead. but you're right, lots of stuff is almost never written in kanji. やる indeed being one of stuff.
Hmm. I see it on ingredient lists as "エビ" and on the front of packages as the kanji.

Weiiiired.

Also, "あります" has a kanji too, although this one is far more used. 有ります...

patjs
February 12th, 2010, 07:34
puma no study reply FTW:

明日、私はここにいないので、あなたたちは自分で遣って下さい。

followed by a blank stare

If this is in reference to a class, it's probably best to use 自習

Miss_igirisu
February 12th, 2010, 11:22
Hmm. I see it on ingredient lists as "エビ" and on the front of packages as the kanji.

Weiiiired.

Also, "あります" has a kanji too, although this one is far more used. 有ります...

Yeah, like 有り難う


If this is in reference to a class, it's probably best to use 自習

It was a baton twirling practice.

jandek
February 12th, 2010, 11:28
It was a baton twirling practice.

ah, in that case 自殺 would be more appropriate.

Miss_igirisu
February 12th, 2010, 11:31
ah, in that case 自殺 would be more appropriate.

Nice joke Thomas.

jandek
February 12th, 2010, 11:38
i meant every word.

Miss_igirisu
February 12th, 2010, 11:43
I wonder what your hobbies are?

Crab
February 12th, 2010, 11:56
Wait, you're British?

WTF are you doing twirling batons?

Surely you'd be better twirling bacons

jandek
February 12th, 2010, 12:04
mostly rolling around on some tracks, occasionally taking passengers to their destinations. but i like it best when my coal car is full and i am going real fast down the country side and my smoke stack smoke is blowing back like wheeeeeee.

Miss_igirisu
February 12th, 2010, 12:21
Wait, you're British?

WTF are you doing twirling batons?

Surely you'd be better twirling bacons

Haha, I laughed quite a bit at that. I was once in the best majorette team in Britian. Ahhhh those were the days....


mostly rolling around on some tracks, occasionally taking passengers to their destinations. but i like it best when my coal car is full and i am going real fast down the country side and my smoke stack smoke is blowing back like wheeeeeee.

This may be. But if I see a post of yours that mentions liking anything stupid (maybe certain 5 letter words beginning with 'a') then I will come and drink drive you into the channel tunnel and then start a fire and run... The Fat Controller will try to help you but die of a heart attack somewhere in the north of Kent.

Crab
February 12th, 2010, 12:43
This may be. But if I see a post of yours that mentions liking anything stupid (maybe certain 5 letter words beginning with 'a') .

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ABACA a Philippine plant [n -S]

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ABYES <abye=v> [v]

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ACARI <acarus=n> [n]

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ACETA <acetum=n> [n]

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ACHES <ache=v> [v]

ACHOO {ahchoo=interj} [interj]

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ACKEE {akee=n} [n -S]

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ACNES <acne=n> [n]

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ACYLS <acyl=n> [n]

ADAGE a traditional saying expressing a common observation [n -S] : ADAGIAL [adj]

ADAPT to make {suitable=adj} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ADDAX a large antelope [n -ES]

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ADDER a venomous snake [n -S]

ADDLE to {confuse=v} [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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ADIOS used to express farewell [interj]

ADITS <adit=n> [n]

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ADMEN <adman=n> [n]

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ADMIX to {mix=v} [v -MIXED or -MIXT, -MIXING, -MIXES]

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ADOBO a Philippine dish of fish or meat [n -BOS]

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ADORE to love deeply [v ADORED, ADORING, ADORES]

ADORN to add something to for the purpose of making more attractive [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ADOWN {downward=adv} [adv]

ADOZE dozing [adj]

ADULT a fully developed individual [n -S]

ADUNC bent inward [adj]

ADUST scorched [adj]

ADYTA <adytum=n> [n]

ADZED <adz=v> [v]

ADZES <adze=n> [n]

AECIA <aecium=n> [n]

AEDES any of a genus of mosquitoes [n AEDES]

AEGIS {protection=n} [n -GISES]

AEONS <aeon=n> [n]

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AFARS <afar=n> [n]

AFFIX to {attach=v} [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

AFIRE being on fire [adj]

AFOOT on foot [adv]

AFORE {before=adv} [adv]

AFOUL entangled [adj]

AFRIT {afreet=n} [n -S]

AFTER behind in place or order [prep]

AGAIN once more [adv]

AGAMA a tropical lizard [n -S]

AGAPE a communal meal of fellowship [n -PES or -PAE or -PAI] : AGAPEIC [adj]

AGARS <agar=n> [n]

AGATE a variety of quartz [n -S] : AGATOID [adj]

AGAVE a tropical plant [n -S]

AGAZE gazing [adj]

AGENE a chemical compound used in bleaching flour [n -S]

AGENT to act as a representative for [v -ED, -ING, -S] : AGENTIAL [adj]

AGERS <ager=n> [n]

AGGER a mound of earth used as a fortification [n -S]

AGGIE a type of playing marble [n -S]

AGGRO a rivalry or grievance [n -GROS]

AGHAS <agha=n> [n]

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AGIOS <agio=n> [n]

AGISM {ageism=n} [n -S]

AGIST to feed and take care of for a fee, as livestock [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AGITA a feeling of agitation [n -S]

AGLEE {agley=adv} [adv]

AGLET a metal sheath at the end of a lace [n -S]

AGLEY {awry=adv} [adv]

AGLOW glowing [adj]

AGMAS <agma=n> [n]

AGONE {ago=adv} [adv]

AGONS <agon=n> [n]

AGONY extreme pain [n -NIES]

AGORA a marketplace in ancient Greece [n -RAS or -RAE] / a monetary unit of Israel [n AGOROT or AGOROTH]

AGREE to have the same opinion [v AGREED, AGREEING, AGREES]

AGRIA severe pustular eruption [n -S]

AGUES <ague=n> [n]

AHEAD at or to the front [adv]

AHING <ah=v> [v]

AHOLD a hold or grasp of something [n -S]

AHULL abandoned and flooded, as a ship [adj]

AIDED <aid=v> [v]

AIDER one that {aids=v} [n -S]

AIDES <aide=n> [n]

AILED <ail=v> [v]

AIMED <aim=v> [v]

AIMER one that {aims=v} [n -S]

AIOLI garlic mayonnaise [n -S]

AIRED <air=v> [v]

AIRER a frame on which to dry clothes [n -S]

AIRNS <airn=n> [n]

AIRTH to {airt=v} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AIRTS <airt=v> [v]

AISLE a passageway between sections of seats [n -S] : AISLED [adj]

AITCH the letter H [n -ES]

AIVER a draft horse [n -S]

AJIVA inanimate matter [n -S]

AJUGA a flowering plant [n -S]

AKEES <akee=n> [n]

AKELA a leader of a cub scout pack [n -S]

AKENE {achene=n} [n -S]

ALACK used to express sorrow or regret [interj]

ALAMO a softwood tree [n -MOS]

ALAND {alan=n} [n -S]

ALANE {alone=adj} [adj]

ALANG {along=adv} [adv]

ALANS <alan=n> [n]

ALANT {alan=n} [n -S]

ALARM to frighten by a sudden revelation of danger [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALARY {alar=adj} [adj]

ALATE a winged insect [n -S]

ALBAS <alba=n> [n]

ALBUM a book for preserving photographs or stamps [n -S]

ALCID a diving seabird [n -S]

ALDER a shrub or small tree [n -S]

ALDOL a chemical compound [n -S]

ALECS <alec=n> [n]

ALEFS <alef=n> [n]

ALEPH a Hebrew letter [n -S]

ALERT ready for sudden action [adj ALERTER, ALERTEST] : ALERTLY [adv] / to {warn=v} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALFAS <alfa=n> [n]

ALGAE <alga=n> [n]

ALGAL <alga=n> [adj]

ALGAS <alga=n> [n]

ALGID {cold=adj} [adj]

ALGIN a viscous substance obtained from certain algae [n -S]

ALGOR {coldness=n} [n -S]

ALGUM {almug=n} [n -S]

ALIAS an assumed name [n -ES]

ALIBI to make excuses for oneself [v -BIED, -BIING, -BIES or -BIS]

ALIEN to transfer to another, as property [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALIFS <alif=n> [n]

ALIGN to arrange in a straight line [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALIKE having close resemblance [adj]

ALINE to {align=v} [v ALINED, ALINING, ALINES]

ALIST leaning to one side [adj]

ALIVE having life [adj]

ALIYA {aliyah=n} [n -S]

ALKIE {alky=n} [n -S]

ALKYD a synthetic resin [n -S]

ALKYL a univalent radical [n -S] : ALKYLIC [adj]

ALLAY to reduce in intensity or severity [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALLEE a tree-lined walkway [n -S]

ALLEY a narrow passageway [n -LEYS]

ALLOD {allodium=n} [n -S]

ALLOT to give as a share or portion [v -LOTTED, -LOTTING, -LOTS]

ALLOW to put no obstacle in the way of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALLOY to combine to form an alloy (a homogenous mixture of metals) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALLYL a univalent radical [n -S] : ALLYLIC [adj]

ALMAH an Egyptian girl who sings and dances professionally [n -S]

ALMAS <alma=n> [n]

ALMEH {almah=n} [n -S]

ALMES <alme=n> [n]

ALMUD a Spanish unit of capacity [n -S]

ALMUG a precious wood mentioned in the Bible [n -S]

ALOES <aloe=n> [n]

ALOFT in or into the air [adv]

ALOHA love -- used as a greeting or farewell [n -S]

ALOIN a {laxative=n} [n -S]

ALONE apart from others [adj]

ALONG {onward=adv} [adv]

ALOOF distant in interest or feeling [adj] : ALOOFLY [adv]

ALOUD {audibly=adv} [adv]

ALPHA a Greek letter [n -S]

ALTAR a raised structure used in worship [n -S]

ALTER to make {different=adj} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ALTHO {although=conj} [conj]

ALTOS <alto=n> [n]

ALULA a tuft of feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing [n -LAE] : ALULAR [adj]

ALUMS <alum=n> [n]

ALWAY {always=adv} [adv]

AMAHS <amah=n> [n]

AMAIN with full strength [adv]

AMASS to {gather=v} [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

AMAZE to overwhelm with surprise or wonder [v AMAZED, AMAZING, AMAZES] : AMAZEDLY [adv]

AMBER a fossil resin [n -S]

AMBIT the external boundary of something [n -S]

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AMBOS <ambo=n> [n]

AMBRY a recess in a church wall for sacred vessels [n -BRIES]

AMEBA {amoeba=n} [n -BAS or -BAE] : AMEBAN, AMEBIC, AMEBOID [adj]

AMEER {amir=n} [n -S]

AMEND to {improve=v} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AMENS <amen=n> [n]

AMENT a mentally deficient person [n -S]

AMIAS <amia=n> [n]

AMICE a vestment worn about the neck and shoulders [n -S]

AMICI <amicus=n> [n]

AMIDE a type of chemical compound [n -S] : AMIDIC [adj]

AMIDO containing an amide united with an acid radical [adj]

AMIDS <amid=n> [n]

AMIES <amie=n> [n]

AMIGA a female friend [n -S]

AMIGO a friend [n -GOS]

AMINE a type of chemical compound [n -S] : AMINIC [adj]

AMINO containing an amine united with a nonacid radical [adj]

AMINS <amin=n> [n]

AMIRS <amir=n> [n]

AMISS being out of proper order [adj]

AMITY {friendship=n} [n -TIES]

AMMOS <ammo=n> [n]

AMNIA <amnion=n> [n]

AMNIC <amnion=n> [adj]

AMNIO a surgical insertion of a needle into the uterus [n -NIOS]

AMOKS <amok=n> [n]

AMOLE a plant root used as a substitute for soap [n -S]

AMONG in the midst of [prep]

AMORT being without life [adj]

AMOUR a love affair [n -S]

AMPED <amp=v> [v]

AMPLE {abundant=adj} [adj -PLER, -PLEST] : AMPLY [adv]

AMPLY <ample=adj> [adv]

AMPUL {ampule=n} [n -S]

AMUCK {amok=n} [n -S]

AMUSE to occupy pleasingly [v AMUSED, AMUSING, AMUSES] : AMUSABLE [adj], AMUSEDLY [adv]

AMYLS <amyl=n> [n]

ANCHO a chili pepper [n -CHOS]

ANCON the elbow [n -ES] : ANCONAL, ANCONEAL, ANCONOID [adj]

ANDRO a steroid sex hormone [n -DROS]

ANEAR to {approach=v} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ANELE to {anoint=v} [v ANELED, ANELING, ANELES]

ANENT in regard to [prep]

ANGAS <anga=n> [n]

ANGEL to support financially [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ANGER to make {angry=adj} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ANGLE to fish with a hook and line [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

ANGLO a white North American of non-Hispanic or non-French descent [n -GLOS]

ANGRY feeling strong displeasure or hostility [adj -GRIER, -GRIEST] : ANGRILY [adv]

ANGST a feeling of anxiety or dread [n -S]

ANILE resembling an old woman [adj]

ANILS <anil=n> [n]

ANIMA the {soul=n} [n -S]

ANIME a resin obtained from a tropical tree [n -S]

ANIMI {anime=n} [n -S]

ANION a negatively charged ion [n -S] : ANIONIC [adj]

ANISE a North African plant [n -S]

ANKHS <ankh=n> [n]

ANKLE to {walk=v} [v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES]

ANKUS an elephant goad [n -ES]

ANLAS {anlace=n} [n -ES]

ANNAL a record of a single year [n -S]

ANNAS <anna=n> [n]

ANNEX to add or attach [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

ANNOY to be troublesome to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ANNUL to make or declare void or invalid [v -NULLED, -NULLING, -NULS]

ANOAS <anoa=n> [n]

ANODE a positively charged electrode [n -S] : ANODAL, ANODIC [adj], ANODALLY [adv]

ANOLE a tropical lizard [n -S]

ANOMY {anomie=n} [n -MIES]

ANSAE <ansa=n> [n]

ANTAE <anta=n> [n]

ANTAS <anta=n> [n]

ANTED <ante=v> [v]

ANTES <ante=v> [v]

ANTIC to act in a clownish manner [v -TICKED, -TICKING, -TICS]

ANTIS <anti=n> [n]

ANTRA <antrum=n> [n]

ANTRE a cave [n -S]

ANTSY {fidgety=adj} [adj -SIER, -SIEST]

ANVIL to shape on an anvil (a heavy iron block) [v -VILED, -VILING, -VILS or -VILLED, -VILLING, -VILS]

ANYON a subatomic particle [n -S]

AORTA a main artery [n -TAS or -TAE] : AORTAL, AORTIC [adj]

APACE {swiftly=adv} [adv]

APART not together [adv]

APEAK in a vertical position [adv]

APEEK {apeak=adv} [adv]

APERS <aper=n> [n]

APERY the act of aping [n -ERIES]

APHID any of a family of small, soft-bodied insects [n -S]

APHIS an {aphid=n} [n APHIDES]

APIAN pertaining to {bees=n} [adj]

APING <ape=v> [v]

APISH slavishly or foolishly imitative [adj] : APISHLY [adv]

APNEA temporary cessation of respiration [n -S] : APNEAL, APNEIC [adj]

APODS <apod=n> [n]

APORT on or toward the left side of a ship [adv]

APPAL to {appall=v} [v -PALLED, -PALLING, -PALS]

APPEL a feint in fencing [n -S]

APPLE an edible fruit [n -S]

APPLY to bring into contact with something [v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES]

APRES {after=prep} [prep]

APRON to provide with an apron (a garment worn to protect one's clothing) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

APSES <apse=n> [n]

APSIS an {apse=n} [n -SIDES]

APTER <apt=adj> [adj]

APTLY in an apt manner [adv]

AQUAE <aqua=n> [n]

AQUAS <aqua=n> [n]

ARAKS <arak=n> [n]

ARAME an edible seaweed [n -S]

ARBOR a tree [n -ES] / a shady garden shelter [n -S]

ARCED <arc=v> [v]

ARCUS an arch-shaped cloud [n -ES]

ARDEB an Egyptian unit of capacity [n -S]

ARDOR intensity of emotion [n -S]

AREAE <area=n> [n]

AREAL <area=n> [adj]

AREAS <area=n> [n]

ARECA a tropical tree [n -S]

AREIC pertaining to a region of the earth contributing little surface drainage [adj]

ARENA an enclosed area for contests [n -S]

ARENE an aromatic compound [n -S]

AREPA a cornmeal cake [n -S]

ARETE a sharp mountain ridge [n -S]

ARGAL {argol=n} [n -S]

ARGIL a white clay [n -S]

ARGLE to {argue=v} [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

ARGOL a crust deposited in wine casks during aging [n -S]

ARGON a gaseous element [n -S]

ARGOT a specialized vocabulary [n -S] : ARGOTIC [adj]

ARGUE to present reasons for or against [v -GUED, -GUING, -GUES]

ARGUS an East Indian pheasant [n -ES]

ARHAT a Buddhist who has attained nirvana [n -S]

ARIAS <aria=n> [n]

ARIEL an African gazelle [n -S]

ARILS <aril=n> [n]

ARISE to get up [v AROSE, ARISEN, ARISING, ARISES]

ARLES money paid to bind a bargain [n]

ARMED <arm=v> [v]

ARMER one that {arms=v} [n -S]

ARMET a medieval helmet [n -S]

ARMOR to furnish with armor (a defensive covering) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AROID a flowering plant [n -S]

AROMA a pleasant odor [n -S]

AROSE <arise=v> [v]

ARPEN {arpent=n} [n -S]

ARRAS a tapestry [n -ES] : ARRASED [adj]

ARRAY to place in proper or desired order [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ARRIS a ridge formed by the meeting of two surfaces [n -RISES]

ARROW to indicate the proper position of with an arrow (a linear figure with a wedge-shaped end) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ARSES <arse=n> [n]

ARSIS the unaccented part of a musical measure [n ARSES]

ARSON the malicious or fraudulent burning of property [n -S] : ARSONOUS [adj]

ARTAL <rotl=n> [n]

ARTEL a collective farm in Russia [n -S]

ARTSY {arty=adj} [adj -SIER, -SIEST]

ARUMS <arum=n> [n]

ARVAL pertaining to plowed land [adj]

ARVOS <arvo=n> [n]

ARYLS <aryl=n> [n]

ASANA a posture in yoga [n -S]

ASCOT a broad neck scarf [n -S]

ASCUS a spore sac in certain fungi [n ASCI]

ASDIC {sonar=n} [n -S]

ASHED <ash=v> [v]

ASHEN consisting of ashes [adj]

ASHES <ash=v> [v]

ASIDE a comment by an actor intended to be heard by the audience but not the other actors [n -S]

ASKED <ask=v> [v]

ASKER one that {asks=v} [n -S]

ASKEW to one side [adv]

ASKOI <askos=n> [n]

ASKOS an oil jar used in ancient Greece [n ASKOI]

ASPEN any of several poplars [n -S]

ASPER a Turkish money of account [n -S]

ASPIC the {asp=n} [n -S]

ASPIS {aspic=n} [n -PISES]

ASSAI a tropical tree [n -S]

ASSAY to {attempt=v} [v -ED, -ING, -S]

ASSES <ass=n> [n]

ASSET a useful quality or thing [n -S]

ASTER a flowering plant [n -S]

ASTIR moving about [adj]

ASYLA <asylum=n> [n]

ATAPS <atap=n> [n]

ATAXY {ataxia=n} [n ATAXIES]

ATILT being in a tilted position [adj]

ATLAS a male figure used as a supporting column [n ATLANTES or ATLASES]

ATMAN the individual soul in Hinduism [n -S]

ATMAS <atma=n> [n]

ATOLL a ring-shaped coral island [n -S]

ATOMS <atom=n> [n]

ATOMY a tiny particle [n -MIES]

ATONE to make amends or reparation [v ATONED, ATONING, ATONES] : ATONABLE [adj]

ATONY muscular weakness [n -NIES]

ATOPY a type of {allergy=n} [n -PIES] : ATOPIC [adj]

ATRIA <atrium=n> [n]

ATRIP {aweigh=adj} [adj]

ATTAR a fragrant oil [n -S]

ATTIC a story or room directly below the roof of a house [n -S]

AUDAD {aoudad=n} [n -S]

AUDIO sound reception or transmission [n -DIOS]

AUDIT to examine with intent to verify [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AUGER a tool for boring [n -S]

AUGHT a zero [n -S]

AUGUR to foretell from omens [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AULIC pertaining to a royal court [adj]

AUNTS <aunt=n> [n]

AUNTY {aunt=n} [n AUNTIES]

AURAE <aura=n> [n]

AURAL pertaining to the sense of hearing [adj] : AURALLY [adv]

AURAR <eyrir=n> [n]

AURAS <aura=n> [n]

AUREI <aureus=n> [n]

AURES <auris=n> [n]

AURIC pertaining to {gold=n} [adj]

AURIS the ear [n AURES]

AURUM {gold=n} [n -S]

AUTOS <auto=v> [v]

AUXIN a substance used to regulate plant growth [n -S] : AUXINIC [adj]

AVAIL to be of use or advantage to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AVANT culturally or stylistically new [adj]

AVAST used as a command to stop [interj]

AVENS a perennial herb [n -ES]

AVERS <aver=v> [v]

AVERT to turn away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AVGAS gasoline for airplanes [n -GASES or -GASSES]

AVIAN a bird [n -S]

AVION an {airplane=n} [n -S]

AVISO {advice=n} [n -SOS]

AVOID to keep away from [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AVOWS <avow=v> [v]

AWAIT to wait for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AWAKE to wake up [v AWAKED or AWOKE, AWOKEN, AWAKING, AWAKES]

AWARD to grant as due or merited [v -ED, -ING, -S]

AWARE having perception or knowledge [adj]

AWASH covered with water [adj]

AWFUL extremely bad or unpleasant [adj -FULLER, -FULLEST] : AWFULLY [adv]

AWING <awe=v> [v]

AWNED <awn=n> [adj]

AWOKE <awake=v> [v]

AWOLS <awol=n> [n]

AXELS <axel=n> [n]

AXIAL pertaining to or forming an axis [adj] : AXIALLY [adv]

AXILE {axial=adj} [adj]

AXILS <axil=n> [n]

AXING <ax=v> [v]

AXIOM a self-evident truth [n -S]

AXION a hypothetical subatomic particle [n -S]

AXITE a fiber of an axon [n -S]

AXLED <axle=n> [adj]

AXLES <axle=n> [n]

AXMAN one who wields an ax [n AXMEN]

AXMEN <axman=n> [n]

AXONE {axon=n} [n -S]

AXONS <axon=n> [n]

AYAHS <ayah=n> [n]

AYINS <ayin=n> [n]

AZANS <azan=n> [n]

AZIDE a type of chemical compound [n -S] : AZIDO [adj]

AZIDO <azide=n> [adj]

AZINE a type of chemical compound [n -S]

AZLON a textile fiber [n -S]

AZOIC pertaining to geologic time before the appearance of life [adj]

AZOLE a type of chemical compound [n -S]

AZONS <azon=n> [n]

AZOTE {nitrogen=n} [n -S] : AZOTED [adj]

AZOTH {mercury=n} [n -S]

AZUKI {adzuki=n} [n -S]

AZURE a blue color

jandek
February 12th, 2010, 13:04
(maybe certain 5 letter words beginning with 'a') .

'america' has seven letters.

p.s. and anime is for the weak.

Miss_igirisu
February 12th, 2010, 23:47
p.s. and anime is for the weak.

You are forgiven.

Ps Crab, you might want to get a hobby too. You wanna join my team?

KickOutTheJams
February 13th, 2010, 11:55
'america' has seven letters.

accordion has 9 hurr

jandek
February 13th, 2010, 14:43
accordion has 9 hurr

i miss my accordion : (

Crab
February 13th, 2010, 17:23
You are forgiven.

Ps Crab, you might want to get a hobby too. You wanna join my team?

Never really thought of myself as a bacon twirler to be honest.

Miss_igirisu
February 13th, 2010, 17:42
On some nice brown bread, you can really make a spin!

KickOutTheJams
February 14th, 2010, 04:51
i miss my accordion : (

I know nothing of accordions but if this one is good

【楽天市場】【送料無料】ROLAND FR-2 WH V-Accordion ホワイトカラー ローランド Vアコーディオン 右手34鍵盤:chuya-online (http://item.rakuten.co.jp/chuya-online/41557/)

take it and give japan it's newest boom, accordion enka with jero as your lead singer

you'll make millions

jandek
February 14th, 2010, 10:46
34 keys, 96 in the bass, 25man. In america, they throw away these things in the street, and you can pick them up on craigslist for $60. However, if Jero is willing to sponsor me, i am willing, because afterall, it was my Polish grandfather that taught me my first polka on my 13th birthday, so i feel a connection to this enka prodigy.

Aren't all grandparents the same.

mteacher80
February 14th, 2010, 18:54
i learned to play christmas songs on the accordian one year....also a "ski" polish family....dad is a fiddle player, other uncles and cousins picked up the guitars and piano, i had never done the accordian before, but got the keys down alright with a piano up bringing, and the cords from the autoharp my mom had when i was little...the squeezing was the hardest part.

oh how do you say toejam in japanese (to stay on how to you say this topic)??

KickOutTheJams
February 15th, 2010, 09:22
I can't find a single word/phrase for it, but every dictionary I looked in had something along the lines of

〈俗〉足指{あしゆび}の間にたまる垢、足の爪のあか

in it, so maybe to shorten it up just go with 足指の垢{あか}?