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comment Working with parentheses (English vs Japanese)
@dainichi: AFAIK, the 国語審議会 is originally responsible for deciding much of the punctuation use in Japan, and they only talk about (), 「」 and 『』. There are also many other "standards", one example is from JIS for technical documents: 括弧は,丸括弧“( )”及び角括弧“[ ]”とし,補足,注解などに用い,その使い分けは,次による。, as you can see they only talk about () and []. You may find use cases at publication companies that make their own in-house rules though.
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comment Working with parentheses (English vs Japanese)
@ssb: As far as Japanese grammer is concerned, those versions have no valid use cases.
Feb
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answered How to say “to ride a bicycle”?
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answered Working with parentheses (English vs Japanese)
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Jan
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comment 自分の vs 自らの when used for humans
Yes, using 自ら would sound more literary. Also, since 自ら can imply "not relying on others", etc. It is best to use it in that sense. You also made me realize there is one more difference, in modern Japanese 自分 is can be used to mean 私, for example, 私は日本人 can also be 自分は日本人. However, you cannot use 自らは日本人 in this sense (when referring to first person). Fun fact: In 関西 dialect, 自分 can mean "you" also.
Jan
22
comment 方 - also read ほう when referring to a person?
@istrasci: Yes, I guess it depends. For example, I don't expect people to use かた very often in casual speech, but maybe a woman in her 50's or 60's might use it often.
Jan
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comment 自分の vs 自らの when used for humans
Possibly. In the sentence 自ら命を絶つ, it implies that much stronger, but it depends on what comes after in your example sentence.
Jan
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comment 方 - also read ほう when referring to a person?
方 when read as ほう is a vague term used when you don't want to refer to anything specific, to mean "in that direction" or "on that side". ほう indirectly refers to a person in your example sentence. 人 could be used and is grammatically correct, however, I wouldn't consider it common usage (ほう would be more common in this situation). I should also mention ほう is more commonly used than かた.
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comment How to call a wait pointer in Japanese?
In Java, I've seen 待ち状態のカーソル
Dec
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comment Is 以降 inclusive?
In your particular example, you could say: 16日の翌日から参加できません。However, I would be more inclined to say 17日以降参加できません。