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An intermediate-level learner with an unhealthy fascination with kanji.

Strong dislike for all "One true way to learn Japanese" pronouncements.


Jul
10
revised What is a word for “participation” that resembles “kameseru”?
No reason for personal attacks
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
7
revised How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
Trying to restructure the question to make it on-topic.
Jul
7
comment How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
This question appeared originally to be off-topic as written because it is about methods of learning Japanese rather than the language itself. I've taken a crack at editing into something more on-topic.
Jul
7
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
I didn't downvote it, I simply made a guess as to why someone might do so.
Jul
4
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
@DaveMG: This question is very tangled. And frankly, the fundamental question appears to be "please translate this for me". I can certainly understand some users downvoting it on that basis alone. You have at least 2 different questions in here, something that we do try to discourage.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
19
comment When to use 出て来る over 出る
etymology surely... rather than entomology
May
13
comment What's the difference between Ichidan/Godan and Ru/U verbs classification?
True... but at least 'ru-verbs' actually end in 'ru' and 'u-verbs' actually end in 'u', whereas "う-verbs" don't end in う.
May
13
comment What's the difference between Ichidan/Godan and Ru/U verbs classification?
I don't think I've ever seen them referred to as う-verbs, always "u-verbs". The reason is somewhat obvious, only one type of u-verb ends in う, but they all end in "u" in the dictionary form. This looks like a case of overzealous anti-romaji-ness.
May
12
revised How to correct myself or somebody else when speaking
Removing pointless noise
May
11
comment Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
Just to point out... しゃぶしゃぶ is not actually 擬音語・擬声語 here. It's derived from onomatopoeia, but does not actually work as a representation of the sound anymore. The general tendency of writing 擬音語 in katakana would not need to apply. (Note that wikipedia's definition of onomatopoeia is wide enough to be practically useless, but is largely irrelevant to Japanese)
May
9
comment ブラウザ or ブラウザー? Words borrowed from English which end with -er
I suspect the downvote here is because you claim "There is no general rule", whereas there are actually multiple (contradictory) rules.
Apr
10
comment is “こっかい” a heteronym?
Here's a slightly tongue-in-cheek youtube video focused on regional differences, also providing a helpful tongue-twister for the variations on はし.
Apr
10
revised Can 対 be used in Japanese where “Versus” would be used in English?
edited title
Apr
10
reviewed Approve Can 対 be used in Japanese where “Versus” would be used in English?
Mar
29
reviewed Satisfactory using 〜ば〜ほど with adverbs
Mar
29
reviewed Satisfactory How do you say “just curious” or “out of curiosity”?