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The Portuguese Language proposal on Area 51 could use your support. Anyone interested in the Portuguese language can follow the proposal here.


Nov
2
comment the difference between 世界 and 世
What do you mean by "why they don't just say"? Why would the default choice for "world" be 世界?
Nov
2
comment What's the difference between 生む and 産む?
There are also the nouns 出生 & 出産, which both mean "birth" in some sense.
Nov
2
comment What's the grammar behind お忘れなきよう?
@Kaz The verb stem functions as noun, which can then be prefixed with the honorific お. no-ga conversion makes お忘れ が ないように into お忘れのないように. This is (now) the standard way to make a request into a polite request.
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed Can someone help me determine what this SFX/onomatopoeia is?
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed How can I tell whether a Japanese company's name is in hiragana or katakana?
Nov
1
comment 名前, does it have English Roots?
@TsuyoshiIto Fair enough. To me it's still not clear whether citing 設定 and "set" is enough to point out the flaw in the OP's reasoning, unless the OP agrees that they are that similar in pronunciation (at which point he could ask, whether 設定 indeed has its roots in the English word "set").
Nov
1
reviewed Looks Good 名前, does it have English Roots?
Nov
1
comment 名前, does it have English Roots?
We have "comments are not for answers", but I think we should also have a "answers are not for comments". I don't think this really answers the question, but rather questions the question in a roundabout way. Moreover, your answer seems to suggest that any cognate should be false. Like たばこ would be a false cognate of "tobacco".
Nov
1
answered Can 低い be used to describe “salary”?
Oct
31
reviewed Looks Good “I would stop missing you the moment we meet again”
Oct
31
comment かわいい meaning care for
The kanji in 可愛い mean "lovable", but they are 当て字. Etymologically, かわいい is said to stem from 顔映し, which means something like "radiant face".
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed What does で mean when asked as a question?
Oct
30
comment What does で mean when asked as a question?
Obviously で? is not an abbreviation of Then what?. Maybe you could give the corresponding phrase in Japanese, of which で? is an abbreviation.
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed What does で mean when asked as a question?
Oct
29
comment The nuance of する
I think it is a stand in for the flow of my life and how it progresses.
Oct
29
reviewed Reviewed かわいい meaning care for
Oct
29
awarded  Talkative
Oct
28
answered しょう vs. しょ which is more often found in common words?
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open しょう vs. しょ which is more often found in common words?
Oct
27
comment しょう vs. しょ which is more often found in common words?
I guess the real question is, "what is the ratio of しょう vs. しょ sounds"?