Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams

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Jul
20
comment What's with this “On reading”/“Kun reading” thing? Is it important to learn both as a beginner?
@Aerovistae: Some sequences have other readings whose origin is caused by or lost to history(e.g. 「[今日]{けふ}」-> 「[今日]{きょう}」), and some are 義訓.
Jul
20
comment What's with this “On reading”/“Kun reading” thing? Is it important to learn both as a beginner?
And just to throw more into the mix, you forgot 「おとなげ」.
Jul
20
answered What's with this “On reading”/“Kun reading” thing? Is it important to learn both as a beginner?
Jul
16
comment Katakana words with Kanji. How did that happen?
Just found something that called it 「可否茶」. Wonder how accurate that is...
Jul
16
comment Katakana words with Kanji. How did that happen?
The Interweb says that the Dutch brought it over in the 18th century, but no one cared until the mid 20th century.
Jul
16
answered Katakana words with Kanji. How did that happen?
Jul
8
answered What conjugation/form is the ませ (for example: いらっしゃいませ)?
Jun
21
comment Does the ー represent a double vowel or a long vowel sound?
Do not know if duplicate of japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5548/… .
Jun
15
comment are there any concrete rules for using いっぱい たくさん and よく?
@Miguel: An interesting question, but not one that I know the answer to. Perhaps it's worth asking separately.
Jun
14
answered are there any concrete rules for using いっぱい たくさん and よく?
Jun
12
comment Beginner: book/ website for reading comprehension and vocabulary
You'll actually find it harder if you work with only kana instead of kanji.
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
30
answered When to use -さん after an occupation?
May
21
comment Are most counter words made up of two parts? What are those two parts called?
I got 「助数詞」 via Wikipedia, and then did a search for "kazu" and "josuushi" together. I get non-dictionary results for that query, but not for "atai" , "ne" or "chi".
May
21
answered Are most counter words made up of two parts? What are those two parts called?
May
21
comment Are most counter words made up of two parts? What are those two parts called?
I'm guessing that you're looking for something more technical than "count" and "counter word"...
May
20
comment What do you mean, “In Japanese there are no words for ”I’m suffering“”?
I'm pretty sure that it's along the same line as "big girls don't cry".
May
19
comment (noun) です vs. がある when either is appropriate
Another 「で」 vs. 「が」 question. I think existing instruction on 「で」 just isn't clear enough.
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
"「ー」 always makes the previous vowel sound long." 「大きい」 is an exception to the same "「う」 follows 「お」 in a long sound" rule that exists in hiragana.
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
To be perfectly fair, it's more important to focus on the "long vowel" part rather than the fixed patterns, e.g. 「オーキイ」.