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    Quote Originally Posted by danniboi07 View Post
    No, in that case you would have to follow Latin grammar rules and the plural for ninja is "ninjae."
    A brace of ninjer-teachers would then be "senseii"?
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    why would judo be capitalized?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    why would judo be capitalized?
    Because Judo (or Kodokan Judo) is a proper noun in English. http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/propernoun.htm
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    For the record, we capitalised martial arts for the book, treating them as proper nouns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    A brace of ninjer-teachers would then be "senseii"?
    sensei is already plural from senseus
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    Personally I have trained for a majority of time under Japanese or Japanese trained Americans who were all kind of sticklers for terminology and pernunciation so I feel that when I use a Japanese term that I am saying it in Japanese not using it in an English context, but those who are consciously using it as English and are doing or have been taught to do so purposely are also correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Throws View Post
    sticklers for terminology and pernunciation so I feel that when I use a Japanese term that I am saying it in Japanese not using it in an English context, but those who are consciously using it as English and are doing or have been taught to do so purposely are also correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Throws View Post
    Many people when using the Japanese terms dojo, gi, sensei, etc... add the english suffix -s when trying to express the plural of the word. This is incorrect if you want to use the Japanese term correctly in terms of Japanese, in other words 1 gi, 10 gi...my sensei, my 20 sensei... 50 samurai...12 ninja...blah blah blah.
    Well if you want to get all persnickety about it, "gi" is not a correct Japanese term, it's an anglicized abbreviation. "Gi" means nothing without something to put it into context. Judo-gi means what you wear for judo, karate-gi means what you wear for karate. Rough english equivalent would be to say "sports-wear" or "formal-wear", etc. Saying "I'm wearing a wear" means nothing, same as saying "I'm wearing a gi".
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    You might actually say keikogi or dogi. I think gi would be understood though, in context. Incidentally, the jacket is "uwagi" and the pants (any pants, actually) are "zubon."

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