سلام , نام من متی است.
من امریکا هستیم , اما من ژاپن زندگی.
I'm matthew, from the usa but living in Japan and beginning to study Persian in my spare time.
I have a quick question. I own no Persian textbooks or anything and am just about to shoot my Iranian friend a message about this (but I'm at work, so I figured I'd make a post here in the meantime) but my resource on the internet to learn Persian said to say "my name is" you say "naam man ... ast" but later I was reading that to say "my ---" you add mim, for example doost-friend doostam- my friend. So my question is, why cant I say "naamam matii ast" instead of "naam man matii ast"? Or is this totally permissible? Or is it gramatically correct but just unnatural? Thank you in advance. I hope I can speak more Persian soon. I am looking for an email and/or skype friend to practice Persian with but as I just started it's still very limited. I speak English as my native language but I am also conversational in Japanese and willing to teach some basics if you want to learn