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Jun
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comment Why do Japanese titles often start with titles/appositions?
@sawa You say "often", but we can find lots of counterexamples instantly and easily: ドラゴンボール, ワンピース, ドラえもん, 怪物くん, デビルマン, ベルサイユの薔薇, ルパン三世, シティハンター, パタリロ, 美味しんぼ, ポケットモンスター, パックマン, マリオブラザーズ, ドラゴンクエスト, 水戸黄門, 遠山の金さん, 必殺仕掛人, 白馬童子, 月光仮面, タイムボカン, ヤッターマン, ウルトラマン(初代), 仮面ライダー(初代), ゴジラ, 浦島太郎, 桃太郎, おむすびころりん, かさじぞう, 平家物語, 太平記, 南総里見八犬伝, 伊豆の踊り子, 坊ちゃん, 舞姫, その他多くの文学作品.
Jun
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comment Why do Japanese titles often start with titles/appositions?
@sawa まず、あなたは「なぜ日本語のタイトルは…」と質問していますが、これが日本語に特有なことなのかどうかが分かりません。これが他の言語にも共通することで日本語に特有の‌​ことでないなら、Why do japanese titles oftenという質問の前提が崩れます。さらに、あなたはほとんど子供向けの作品のタイトルしか例に挙げていません。これが全年代・全ジャンルに共通するJapnese titlesの一般的傾向なのか、例が偏り過ぎていて分かりません。もし仮に、世界中の子供向け作品に当てはまるなら、「なぜ子供向けの作品のタイトルは…」と質問すべき‌​ことになります。そもそも、日本語について、一般学習者のレベル以上の細かいニュアンスや日本社会での使われ方を議論するなら、専門家も含めた多くの日本人が参加できる日本‌​語でやるべきなんです。私のような素人が下手な英語で独自の仮説を回答したとして、それを信じるなら信じる人に問題があります。他人に理由を説明するなら、きちんとした調査‌​や出典が必要です。
Jun
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comment Why do Japanese titles often start with titles/appositions?
@sawa Indeed I don't like some explanations posted by users in this site. Some topics are still being discussed by experts, but there are non-native speakers who "understand" apparently reasonable explanations. In this case, we should compare titles of various materials in various genres for various ages in various languages before answering the question. It will need at least 10 pages. How about Popeye the Sailor Man, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Mickey Mouse, Curious George, The Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, and so on.
Jun
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comment Why do Japanese titles often start with titles/appositions?
@sawa I mean, probably no one can provide a reliable answer to this "why", so I doubt that it works as an "question". If someone presents a subjective hypothesis here, what should we do? Can we believe it without reliable sources? Native speakers can answer questions about usage like which expression sounds more natural, but it is generally very difficult to answer "why"-type questions. Actually, some possible explanations came up in my head, but I don't write them as my answers. There are no evidences. Probably even scholars don't have a reliable, objective answer in this case.
Jun
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comment Can 一杯 be used to express the fullness of things without physical volumes?
In Tokyo dialect, 1杯 (a cup) and いっぱい (full) have different pitch accents in speech. So, we are now recognize them as different words and usually don't use the kanji 一杯 for fullness.
Jun
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comment Why do Japanese titles often start with titles/appositions?
What is おじゃまんが? Is it a title? Anyway, do you ask this type of question with expecting that you will get the "correct" answer? Do you think the language makes the naming trend and it can be explained linguistically and objectively in this forum?
Jun
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revised Pronunciation of 閾値 : いきち or しきいち?
See comments.
Jun
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comment difference between 連載 and 順次
The 連 means series, continuity, link, connection, and so on. The 載 holds the meaning of 乗せる or to load.
May
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comment Irregularity of あ-series in demonstratives
@summea, I should point out the fact that the essay you mentioned (The Mystery of ASOKO) contains the disclaimer which says この文章はfictionです。 (This text is a fiction.) in a very small font at the end, so there is no evidence.
May
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comment difference between 連載 and 順次
You can say, 連ドラ (serial drama), 連投 (pitching in consecutive games), 連休 (consecutive holidays), 連峰 (mountain range), 連だこ (kite train), and so on.
May
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May
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revised difference between 連載 and 順次
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May
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comment Pronunciation of 閾値 : いきち or しきいち?
I was somehow wrong. People on physics and chemistry (not related to pharmacy) also seem to use rather しきいち. Wikipedia says "生理学や心理学では「閾値」が、物理学や工学では「しきい値」が、学術用語として定着している。" ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%97%E3%81%8D%E3%81%84%E5%80%A4 slashdot.jp/journal/127124/%E9%96%BE%E5%80%A4
May
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answered difference between 連載 and 順次
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answered Pronunciation of 閾値 : いきち or しきいち?