Scenery From The Trolley

Many trolleys (mostly Japanese travel agencies’ ones) and buses run in Waikiki.   Traffic is so heavy that I can’t drive a car in Honolulu.

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JCB credit card holders can ride on the pink-line trolley for free.

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Lovely Prumeria on the street

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The bus drivers weren’t very friendly.  On the other hand, the trolley drivers were so cheerful.  Some drivers were singing while driving.

Hawaii Report #5

The Dialects Are Interesting

Although I had thought the Canadian dialect is only “eh” at the end of the sentence,  one of my blog readers told me about the Newfoundland English.

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The red part is “Newfoundland and Labrador”, the easternmost province of Canada.  It reminds me of the breed of dogs with the same name.  Yes, they are from this province.   It seems that their accent is very similar to the people of the west of England and the southeast of Ireland, because Newfoundlanders originally came from those areas.   Some examples are “a vine summer” for a fine summer, “tree of dem” for three of them, “helbow” for elbow, “eel” for heel  from Newfoundland English.

Even in Japan, there are many dialects despite it being a small country.   English has a larger variety of accents worldwide.   I feel that dialects are very interesting, but can be difficult to understand.   This is a funny video.  The comedian, Mark Critch, is lovely.

Gintama Lovers

My daughter loves ‘manga’ and ‘vocaloid’.

She has been listening to the song ‘Koino ABO’  these days.
Since this song has a kind of old tune, it sticks to my ear.
Japanese group ‘News’ seems to have been singing the original song around 2009.
Then  Gintama lovers created this filksong.
Although they aren’t professional singers,  the group has enthusiastic fans.

Please listen!