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revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
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comment Kanji for native Japanese concepts: Kun'yomi spanning multiple morphemes
@dainichi just a formal grammar that would, for example, take 湖 as input and output 水海 and so forth for each entry on the list. actually i don't know why i asked, such a set of rules would be pretty useless. i think the little "->" just reminded me of transforms.
Aug
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comment Kanji for native Japanese concepts: Kun'yomi spanning multiple morphemes
oh wow that is pretty cool. I don't understand the "kunyomi spaning multiple morphemes" though. how does this work? can anyone write a formal transformational rule?
Aug
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comment What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
lolz yup, 入門自然言語処理. one of these days my typos are gunna get me into trouble
Aug
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accepted What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
Aug
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comment What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
this is actually from the book 入門言語処理, the Japanese version of Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python from O'rielly. Believe it or not its not a joke though lolz. The author is just really dumbing everything down in the book, so there is a bunch of these vague colloquialisms all over the place. but there's still a few useful tidbits here and there
Aug
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comment What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
@TsuyoshiIto oh I totally agree with you. I'm just poking fun at the author for such a ridiculous notion lolz.
Aug
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revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
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comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
Okay, it should be fixed now. The original wasn't just worded improperly, I was straight up wrong, I'm sorry. Please point out any more mistakes, or feel free to change it yourself.
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revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
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revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
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comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
your right, thanks. I didn't word it properly.
Aug
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comment What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
For people who accept just "newspaperish", I ask, what does newspaperish mean? And how can a day of the week be considered as newspaperish? Is it like saying sunday is a bookish day? Or maybe friday is a pamphletish day? Tuesday a magazineish day? lolz okay ill stop.
Aug
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comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
Claiming that 先生 is pronounced only as either ええ or えい, is not necessarily wrong. The reason being is that some people will not make the distinction between surface forms and underlying forms (as far as I understand things). The underlying form for Yamato morphemes is always /eR/, the long vowel, and every native speaker holds this form as part of their mental vocabulary. However the spoken surface form is subject to acoustic variation, which exists in continua, making it harder to distinguish an [ee] from an [ei] reliably for all speakers.
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comment What does「新聞っぽい曜日」mean? Newspaperish? Commonplace? Routine?
yeah its a silly example, its only a beginner level textbook lolz
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answered How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
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comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
It's unexpected, but true. [ei] occurs more frequently then [ee] in formal speech