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I myself definitely would read it as 「プラス」 in that dictionary definition. In math, at least I was taught to read it as 「たす」 in first-grade and continued to do so until I entered junior high school where I was required to read it as 「プラス」. Since then, I have been reading it that way except when talking to kids below junior high age (11 or 12). I may or ...


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It was probably borrowed from English pronunciation: American English British English Letter pronunciation /ˌjuː ef ˈoʊ/ /ˌjuː ef ˈəʊ/ Word pronunciation /ˈjuːfoʊ/ /ˈjuːfəʊ/ On the top, we have the pronunciation in IPA of the three letters UFO, one after the other. Where does the bottom ...


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I can't deny the dictionary, and I feel I have heard "かたげる" somewhere in the past, but I can say "かたげる" is very rare. Even かしげる is quite uncommon in the modern 標準語, and I can hardly expect this word used except in the idiom "首をかしげる". 傾【かし】ぐ/傾【かし】げる has been almost completely replaced by 傾【かたむ】く/傾【かたむ】ける, I think. 家の柱が傾く (かたむく: OK) 家の柱が傾ぐ (かしぐ: ...


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There is a very good article in the Scientific American Mind magazine: http://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/mind/2014/07-01/ (pages 24-25). The authors also talk about an experiment that was developed at Carnegie Melon University, which teaches native Japanese speakers to learn the difference between L and R sounds with reinforcement learning. There ...



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