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Feb
5
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall My only other guess is that you're accidentally putting a phonetic transcription in forward slashes instead of square brackets. Do you mean /æ/ is pronounced [a]? That seems more reasonable, as BrE /æ/ is quite low. (See e.g. the chart in A Course in Phonetics, 6th ed., p.90)
Feb
5
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall Please cite your sources. I am not saying you mean any particular vowel, just guessing based on the visual resemblance between ‹a› and ‹ɑ›. Since English has no phoneme indicated by the former, I have to guess what you mean, and I can't guess correctly since you use non-standard transcription conventions.
Feb
5
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall Which vowel do you mean by /a/? Perhaps /ɑː/? English has no /a/ phoneme, so it's unclear.
Feb
5
comment Why would one use 当て字?
@rhyaeris Jukujikun is a type of ateji, as the Japanese Wikipedia page for 当て字 explains.
Feb
5
revised Need help with translation/grammar 「なんの」
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Feb
5
comment Why would one use 当て字?
@rhyaeris Ateji is a very general term. It can mean the meaning is ignored or the readings are ignored. 明鏡国語辞典 defines it this way, and so does Japanese Wikipedia. In this case, the kanji are meaningful but the reading is assigned to both kanji as a whole, ignoring the individual readings. (Tangorin is just an interface to EDICT, which doesn't really categorize things like this very well.)
Feb
5
comment conjugation: やあります vs やります
What does "conjugating yaru to arimasu" mean?
Feb
4
revised をも: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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Feb
3
comment How can you divide verbs into conjugation groups easily?
@Blavius There are a number of other irregular verbs, but they're traditionally lumped into one of the first two categories. I'm not sure why.
Feb
3
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
It's actually /æ/ in British accents. See the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.
Feb
3
comment Why can a single word have more than one Kanji?
頷く, of course, is much more common than 肯く or 首肯く. And kana is also commonly used, perhaps because none of these three ways of writing the word in kanji are listed on the 常用漢字表.
Feb
3
comment How can you divide verbs into conjugation groups easily?
@user4092 Though 学校文法 also gives さ as a 未然形 of する, as in される or させる.
Feb
2
comment Etymology of 鼻の下を伸ばす
Also: 鼻の下が長い
Feb
2
comment What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?
Of course Japanese has an /r/ sound, it's just not the same one English has, or the same one French has, etc.
Feb
2
revised X+これを久しゅう meaning
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Feb
2
revised X+これを久しゅう meaning
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Feb
1
comment Is there a word for “studied” or I have to use 勉強はした?
@WillihamTotland That's Classical Japanese. 恥づ is 恥じる in the modern language.
Jan
31
revised Translation help: 私が困っているのがはつおんですね
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Jan
31
comment Maths sentences: 足す and 掛ける
If we have to overlay English parts of speech on 1 + 2 = 3, why not call + a coordinator? But really, it seems like we're just pronouncing the symbols as English words, and + is really an infix operator, not a preposition.
Jan
30
revised Comma between adjectives?
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