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Yes, ~するでない is an old-fashioned and pompous way of saying "Don't do ~!". In modern Japanese, this is a kind of 役割語 (stereotyped role words) which is typically used by noble and/or old people in manga and samurai dramas. This seems to have been used a lot more 100 years ago or so, because I can find many similar expressions (eg. 泣くでない, 穢すでない, 淋しがるでない) in ...


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Originally, these kanji were thought to be pronounced as: 右衛門: u we mon But since Japanese u and consonant w have little difference, the actual pronunciation was like: 右衛門: wwe~we mon Later, undergone the phonological change that merged wi, we, wo into i, e, o: 右衛門: e mon So the truth is 右 and 衛 share a single syllable, but the fact has ...


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Atually, snailboat is correct. After all searching of jargons or whatnot, I came across this thesis. It says, I am sorr to say I can not translate the sentence since it is too techinical for me, OR 菌は, 植物体の表面に分生子を連鎖上に形成します。従来のうどんこ病菌 とは分生子や発芽管の形状, フィブロシン体という器官を欠く点が異なります ( 図1)。 And this site also says, 病原菌はフィブロシン体を有する。表生菌糸上に分生子柄を直立し,分生子を鎖生する ...


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It's an interesting question, but as far as I googled, I was not able to track any evidence that links sharks with the birds' (names). For examples, popular "exceptions" from yours are . . . 甚平鮫, Jinbeizame, in English, whale sharks was named after because of their body appearances and patterns look like that of 甚平,a Japanese haori, and another popular ...


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Many people have wondered why, but I failed to find the authoritative explanation for this. At least デジタル大辞泉 says nothing more than that ツキ means luck. (By the way, this kind of 付き is usually written either in hiragana or katakana, perhaps because even native speakers don't know why the kanji 付 is associated with this word.) Anyway, つく (憑く) sometimes means ...


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Background This was quite an interesting bit of research. These now-mostly-obsolete Japanese terms look very Latinate, but as many commenters have noted, the phonetics do not align as expected. After some digging, I've figured out why -- they are not directly from any Latinate language. The source was actually English, much to my surprise. The ...



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