Nik Taylor wrote:

>Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > I (first person masculine) am Douglas Koller
>Doesn't there have to be a _desu_ at the end?

Formally, yes. Colloquially, no. Virtually any word can be omitted from the
sentence if it is understood from context.

Marcus Smith

"Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every preconceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and to whatsoever abysses Nature leads,
or you shall learn nothing."
                -- Thomas Huxley