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Apr
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comment Repetitive words (e.g. どんどん, ぺらぺら, いらいら…)
There are so many of these - I wonder if there if there is a frequency list out there? (Couldn't see one on the resources page.)
Apr
3
asked What are the most common words made with numbers,aka 語呂合わせ (4649)
Apr
2
comment On “おてもと” and its many variants for “chopsticks”
@KK: If this intended as a comprehensive answer then it might be useful to us learners to mention that, per Wikipedia, 「お手もと箸」is an abbreviation for「手もとに置く箸」.
Apr
2
comment On “おてもと” and its many variants for “chopsticks”
@hippietrail: (ちなみに)Notice that the title of Chocolate's link is 割り箸 - another word containing 割り (as in your question コヒー割り). However I think the order here ties in with the logic recently explained somewhere else for words such as 食べ物.
Apr
2
comment Meaning of させてもらう + 事にする in this sentence
@Alox:(Somebody please correct me if I am wrong but) I think TN's translation makes it clear that テレビに indicates the location where the disturbance is taking place, ie on people's TVs. The に not marking the object or agent. (And I think it is に not で because you "appear" on TV, as in 「テレビに出る」)
Apr
2
answered Meaning of 過去形の動詞+上で
Apr
1
answered Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
Apr
1
comment Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) “dandruff” ateji? If not what's actually going on?
@KK: Isn't this word normally written in hiragana, not katakana? My Apple dictionaries ("Daijisen" and "Progressive") give the kanji 頭垢 but seem to use hiragana in practive.
Apr
1
comment Double negatives in Japanese
@dainichi: Got it. Thanks v much - I had not considered if it might be fixed.
Apr
1
comment How do you pronounce みずうみ? (lake)
@YangMuye: The NHK発音アクセント gives prononciation as per 2nd last line of snailboat's answer (dropping after the 2nd u).
Apr
1
comment Double negatives in Japanese
@KK: By chance I came across double-negative of sorts yesterday: しかし、海外での仕事は半端ではありません。which I took from the context to mean "But our work overseas was not yet finished" although it seems to mean the opposite. Is that correct?
Apr
1
revised Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
remove kanji from title
Apr
1
comment Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
@TokyoNagoya: (cont'd) Unfortunately introductory texts deliberately overuse kana so students can't appreciate what is simplified/what is correct. (I also hear that for students from "Kanji-countries" it is easier to use kanji and have to admit that it is easy to pick up bad habits, such as 出来る, that don't get pointed out if what was said is understood.)
Apr
1
comment Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
@TokyoNagoya: It does seem like that but it isn't really "members want to", just a function of inevitable learner's ignorance and technology. Once a sentence is typed and converted, the OS chooses the characters. A beginner may not have learnt them but keeps them on the misunderstanding that "Kanji is king" and the PC knows best. I have never seen this point covered in text books - they introduce the characters in the correct kana etc and expect the student to follow. (cont'd)
Apr
1
answered When an -i form (連用形{れんようけい}) of a verb seems to be a suffix rather than a prefix?
Apr
1
revised Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
minor correction
Apr
1
comment Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
I agree with your logic although but not sure about terminology: I would have said that if を is taken then を is still the object marker but the subject of the sentence is the actor but not sure if that is technically correct. (Possibly worth separate question on whether the ~が〜をVたい construction is grammatical?)
Apr
1
revised Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
clarification in notes
Apr
1
comment が vs を in sentences of desire (-たい)
The following question gives some insight: http://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14984/use-of-が-vs-を-with-transitive‌​-verb-受け入れる(+もらえる)
Mar
31
comment Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) “dandruff” ateji? If not what's actually going on?
Briefly, the last line of the first link says that the kanji you list are ateji (with an explanation of the kanji that have more or less given in you question). I think the rest is explaining where ふけ comes from. It seems from the second link there are several kinds of dandruff, which may be why you have two ateji.