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  • By Gendo_Ikari
    February 06, 2012
    07:36 AM

    ^ No the appropriate spelling is "Arigatou." There's no reason why it should be anything but. The ”う” or "u" sound is pronounced and essential to the spelling of the word, hence "arigatou." It has nothing to do with logical sense to a western audience; "arigato" is a misspelling as much as "fonix" is a misspelling of "phonics" just because it make more logical sense to an uneducated person.
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