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Unformatted text preview: Spencer A. Stewart 18 April 2008 Reaction Paper Circles of Attachment: Uchi as Feeling When reading this article, I thought it should almost be expected that the Japanese use a different diction when speaking to people with whom they relate. I found that it was quite similar to the way we speak in America inside and out of our social circles. Such as when addressing someone older or worthy of respect you should refer to them as sir or ma’am. I did not find the portion of the article that explained the importance of honorifics to be an example of something uniquely Japanese until the author discussed the reactions of people whom took exception to someone speaking to them in an informal manner. That seemed to me like approaching someone and saying “hi, how are you” and having them respond with a “who do you think you are? You should say good afternoon”. Another part of the article that was difficult to understand was the intimacy associated with different parts of the house. That guests are greeted in the zashiki is difficult to understand since that different parts of the house....
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- Spring '08
- Japanese, Bedroom, Greeting