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    Local Dialect 伊予弁

    by salisbury3933 Written Mar 2, 2013

    Ehime has its own dialect, Iyo-ben which differs somewhat from the Japanese spoken in the greater Tokyo region, although very much resembles the dialect used in the Hiroshima area.

    There are lots of examples I could give, but for example in standard Japanese, wakaranai (I don't understand) would become wakaran in Iyo-ben. The past form wakaranakatta becomes wakarankatta

    Verb forms ending in te iru often become toru, for example ***te iru (I know) becomes ***toru.

    kara (because) is always ken in Ehime, and boy do they use this word a lot.

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    Mikan

    by salisbury3933 Written Feb 24, 2008

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    Throughout Japan Ehime is well known for its Mikan, or mandarin orange. Definitely try one if you get the chance, and you'll also notice the various types of sweets sold as souvenirs, with mikan themes as well.

    The prefecture's sporting teams all play in orange as well.

    Here's the Ehime F.C's bus!

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    This is a classic kabuki house...

    by Eiji Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is a classic kabuki house in Uchiko town near Dougo. The town itself is very old-fashioned. There many houses of white walls.

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