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revised Are all “on'yomi” monosyllabic?
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Jan
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revised Are all “on'yomi” monosyllabic?
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Jan
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revised Does 鉄拳 mean “fist” or “iron fist”?
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Jan
12
answered Does 鉄拳 mean “fist” or “iron fist”?
Jan
12
comment Are all “on'yomi” monosyllabic?
Well, I wasn't sure about that. I've just been reading conflicting opinions about whether Japanese has diphthongs (it seems to be a controversial point!) and thought that if it doesn't, then the vowel pairs should be the nuclei of separate syllables, so I stuck them in the third category. I'm now away from my computer but I'll be able to revisit this answer tomorrow--any further thoughts?
Jan
12
comment ふざけずに! what is the meaning of this exclamation?
It helps if you can tell us in your question which details you already know. I edited them in for you this time :-) Thanks for responding.
Jan
12
revised ふざけずに! what is the meaning of this exclamation?
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Jan
11
comment ふざけずに! what is the meaning of this exclamation?
Do you understand ふざける or 〜ずに?
Jan
11
answered Are all “on'yomi” monosyllabic?
Jan
11
comment Trying to translate a 許せるはずもなく
@curiouser "Context" doesn't just mean "the rest of the sentence". It's the larger situation in which the utterance occurs. Even if there's no other text, you should include the context in your question.
Jan
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revised What are the differences between 床, 床上, and 床の上?
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Jan
10
revised Under what circumstances is でたらめ used?
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Jan
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revised Under what circumstances is でたらめ used?
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Jan
9
comment Does 甘い蜜 have another meaning?
Hello! I believe that I understood what Shiva was asking, so I decided to try to clarify the question and reopen. Hopefully that's okay with everyone :-)
Jan
9
revised Does 甘い蜜 have another meaning?
Clarify question
Jan
9
comment Why would one use 当て字?
Like ssb implies, you probably use 当て字 fairly often without realizing it. After all, how many people write とけい/トケイ instead of 時計 to avoid using 当て字? (Not many, I don't think.)
Jan
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revised What is the difference between ふくむ and ふくめる
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Jan
8
answered How are these translations of “I had an exam yesterday” different?
Jan
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revised How did “little tsu” become a lengthener?
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Jan
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comment How did “little tsu” become a lengthener?
That's a good reference, though it's worth noting that small was standard before 1986.