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Jun
24
comment When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
@crunchy, @Dave : it matches better the french prononciation of "france" than the english one (stressing too much the first syllable)
Jun
23
comment When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
@Dave: I realized that as soon as I had clicked "add comment"... I was polarized by the ran kanji from rangaku.
Jun
23
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Jun
23
comment When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
I now see that there was 仏蘭西 for France, back when it was considered for Japanese terminology as a subdivision of Holland?
Jun
23
comment When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
Yes, but my main dictionary is Japanese->English, so they are not so easy to find. I would have been interested by any information about the timeline and evolution.
Jun
23
comment When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
Thanks for the list. It is interesting as it compares the two chinese versions (traditional and simplified) with the japanese versions.
Jun
23
asked When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
Jun
22
accepted What is the difference in meaning between “husband and wife” 夫婦【ふうふ】 and 夫妻【ふさい】?
Jun
21
accepted How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
Jun
21
comment How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
@Tsuyoshi and all: I reposted this question, sligtly edited on SuperUser. Hope I will receive some interesting answers.
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
21
comment How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
Thanks a lot. It will be helpful.
Jun
20
comment How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
@Tsuyoshi I expected this but still feel that this Japanese.SE community would certainly be the most knowledgeable about this question.
Jun
20
asked How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
Jun
20
revised What is the difference in meaning between “husband and wife” 夫婦【ふうふ】 and 夫妻【ふさい】?
added english meaning to title
Jun
20
answered When should one add さん at the end of a name?
Jun
19
comment The many ways to say “and” in Japanese
@hippietrail: sorry if I reacted perhaps too quickly. I mainly thought that discovering the subtleties of a foreign language might be an occasion for going deeper into one's own and take care to use less frequent turns.
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
19
awarded  Vox Populi
Jun
19
awarded  Suffrage