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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_rebel View Post
    Seriously, though. What mice?

    I mean. I watch dramas and stuff. I've been to Japan. I know heaps of Japanese people. Where are the women who "sound like mice"??? +__+
    This is what I was thinking..

    I've never been to Japan, but the University I go to is popular with Japenese students..and they don't sound like mice, haven't come across one that has, but as I said I haven't been to Japan...

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    I find that somewhat harsh, because not all of them sound that way.
    I think you are stereotyping!

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_rebel View Post
    It's just an accent thing. Japanese women sound like mice? Meh, girls from California sound like elementary school cheerleaders. Sounds like you have something against the Japanese language and the way it's spoken.
    thats what i was saying I know some asian girls and when they get excited their voices get very high pitched, i give a great reaction.





    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
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    Its also a cultural thing. High pitched voices are considered more 'feminine' in many Asian cultures...
    thats what i was trying to say

    ooc: i went way back but my point is proven, but as you said ichigokarate not all of them sound like that, but they're still awsome =D

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    Oh for crying out loud already...

    >_< THEY DO FRIGGIN SOUND LIKE MICE!!!

    Not all of them, obviously.

    And yes, there are those who sound normal to mature.


    But the whole friggin cutesy cutesy kawaii kawaii neko neko friggin schoolgirl oopsy daisy-attitude is at large even today!!!! >____<

    They're not naturally like that (unless they've got a problem)... it's a preference. They like to do it cuz it's cute.

    = And if you're like me, who LOVES making voices... and you prefer one voice to another... you tend to do it so naturally, it's not hard anymore. (My actual voice is deep, but I use a higher pitch to sound friendly... not annoyingly high... just, higher than the usual) =

    Well, not just cute, but more feminine. Pacing back a few steps, it was considered very feminine. It showed a bit more grace and beauty... kinda like the whole "small feet" thing...
    ow...

    But yeah, more nowadays, it'd be cute... I wouldn't say mice, because they don't really squeak... even in porn. They just sound like 12 year olds...

    And if you were into cute, what would you do for these girls? That's right, give them what they want... and give them that attention.

    Kinda like how some women dress more like a slnt, and be more of a slnt, cuz it's what gets all the boys to the yard.............. I can't believe I just said that. -_-

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    What the shit is a slnt?
    Who invented that horrible censor bypass?

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    *shrugs* Didn't feel like saying "slut"... >_>
    Felt like it would cause "offensive problems"...

    ._. I don't know who invented the "u=n" and "i=!"s... I just used them when I saw them.

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    I think this is a very sterotypical argument... i really don't think japanese sound like mice... i have japanese friends and none of them sound like mice... I have no idea what ur talking about.

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    Re: Japanese women sound like mice

    You're right... a lot of women do sound like mice: but that's not their natural voice. It's a trapping of tatemae... a fashion accessory: like high heeled shoes or a mickey mouse keychain. The high-pitched nasal anime-esque voice is a put-on. Japanese is not a particularly high-pitched or nasal language and most women don't adopt the "mouselike" voice in their daily speech.

    However, in Japan, there is a great deal of value placed in women remaining "childlike" and an even more pervasive obsession with all things cute. The high-pitched voice is an affectation that comes with being "burikko" (a girl who pretends to be cute). It was popularized by the high-pitched voices in anime and certain high-profile celebrities also adopting the voice (Hamasaki Ayumi).

    Many women also adopt it as their "work voice" (when answering phones, making announcements over loud speakers and shouting ads for shops on the street). Cafe maids and voice actors tend to adopt the cutesy voice to appeal to lolicons and the MOE-fans who support them.

    I've worked at a maid cafe and have done the voice... so have all my co-workers. When work ended, only one of us continued to speak that way. Hamasaki Ayumi also has an early film (Nagisa no Shindabado) where she speaks perfectly normally... you can compare it to her PR voice now to see the difference.

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