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05 August 2010 @ 11:36 pm
Manga vs Mangas  
I've been curious lately: Do you guys say manga or mangas?

This is solely an English-language conversation, since I realize the plural of manga in Japanese would not correspond to "mangas" anyway. Since "manga" is a Japanese loan word it's difficult to figure out its grammar. One one hand you could argue that since the Japanes language doesn't work the same way for plurals so no adding -s, you should say "I bought 2 manga." On the other hand you could argue that it doesn't matter. ...I guess it doesn't but I was just wondering what other people tend to say. ^^

"I bought 2 mangas, suck it!"
Chrissy Enixashe on August 6th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
Manga if I'm referring to volumes of one series. but then i'd say i bought "x volumes of y manga"

if i bought multiple series i MIGHT say mangas, but i'd prob say "x volumes of y and a volumes of b"

actually i don't know if i've said mangas...