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Aug
10
reviewed No Action Needed Which kanji has the greatest number of strokes?
Aug
10
comment Why does 留守{るす} have two almost opposite meanings?
I believe the shift comes from the advent of answering services, 留守番電話, on phones, which essentially take care of messages while you are away. So the "guarding" aspect refers to what the answering service does for you, but the implication of the term is that you're not there. 留守 became shorthand for you not being there. This shift happened during my time in Japan, so I saw it happen real time, although I don't have an authorative reference. I'm also hesitant to post as an answer because these days on JL you get downvoted for even daring to have an idea.
Aug
5
awarded  Revival
Aug
4
comment Why was “一匹” used for Godzilla?
Related: Counter for 熊 (bears): ひき or 頭?. Godzilla is an animal that humans do not have a relationship with, and thus 頭 would be inappropriate.
Jul
31
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
7
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
Yeah, I knew that... sometimes when you go down a path of looking at something a certain way, even the most blatant clues can become invisible.
Jul
7
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
@jkerian, I would take your critiques more seriously as being representative of the downvotes if someone had said something of the sort before I commented. As it stands, it just seems like retroactive justification. Not to mention that I could point out dozens of comparable questions that aren't as harshly judged. The fact is, I knew in advance I would get two downvotes nearly right away, regardless of the question. My analysis of the downvoting situation is not just from my experience on JL, but I am an active member on a dozen other SE sites, and the negativity here is unusual among them.
Jul
4
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
Oh, wow! What a silly error I was making. I had the two companies reversed in my mind, so I thought Moriyama was the 貴社. Now everything makes sense. Thanks for setting me straight.
Jul
4
accepted Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
Jul
4
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
Two downvotes, no explanation. I am convinced by the patterns that it's just some people being petty and personal. I truly feel sorry for the people who have nothing better to do than to just act out with unproductive negativity.
Jul
4
asked Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
Jul
3
accepted I'm a bit lost on this sentence using なかろうか
Jul
2
awarded  Socratic
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
29
comment I'm a bit lost on this sentence using なかろうか
@Tim, people have all sorts of levels of ability, all sorts of methods and ways of studying, and so I can't see any argument for assuming why, if, or how anyone should access the meaning of a sentence. Two things to consider: If you don't like the furigana, you can turn it off in options, so you can have your way without imposing on what other people may need. Also, I've personally found that by including furigana, I'm sometimes corrected on a reading, which helps me learn. In short, making things as accessible as possible only creates more learning opportunities, and I can't see a downside.
Jun
27
asked I'm a bit lost on this sentence using なかろうか
Jun
27
comment Is に okay in 「田中さんはビデオゲームに遊んでいます」?
Thank you for the additional explanation. :).
Jun
26
comment Is に okay in 「田中さんはビデオゲームに遊んでいます」?
Just an additional question, as per my comment on the question, how would you express "I played in the game"? As in, a person had an avatar in a virtual reality game, and then inside the game they played around. So it's not that they play the game, but instead, within the game they play. Would ゲームには遊んでいます work?