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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.


Nov
7
answered What is the difference between 楽しい and 面白い?
Nov
5
answered Grammar dictionary
Oct
29
comment How do you express “try”?
@TsuyoshiIto: It's ambiguous. If the speaker has not yet started the activity, "I'm trying to do X" implies that there is something preventing them from starting. If they have already started a regular/repeating activity, it can either have the same "I am having difficulty" implication, or it can have an implication that they are somewhat new to the activity. "I am trying Kendo" overlaps with this second meaning.
Oct
18
comment Are snowclones common in Japanese?
I'm not entirely convinced it's possible for an individual to use a snowclone, to be honest. Rereading the coining of the term, it looks like a description for something journalists do. When an individual does it, the examples given would be more appropriately called "following a meme".
Oct
18
revised Are snowclones common in Japanese?
adding a bit more of an explanation of what a snowclone is
Oct
15
answered Japanese small-talk
Oct
12
revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
cleaning up some English grammar I made a hash of in my edit, and some minor tweaks
Oct
12
revised How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
making the "short version" more organized
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open Meaning of る in 問われたる
Oct
9
revised Do we use odd day pronunciations outside of calendar ranges?
added 91 characters in body
Oct
4
comment Do we use odd day pronunciations outside of calendar ranges?
@Teno: That's not really the same, since 16 and 26 use にち, unlike 14 and 24... it's not an extension of a pattern seen earlier.
Oct
4
answered Do we use odd day pronunciations outside of calendar ranges?
Oct
3
revised Different conventions for animal meat
Making it more clear
Oct
2
revised Different conventions for animal meat
added 63 characters in body
Oct
2
revised Where does the word キレる come from?
edited tags
Oct
2
revised Making sense of the N1にN2 construction (「パンにバター」=「パンにバターをぬる」)
adding link to related question
Oct
2
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
On a side note, all days ending in '4' are also irregular, and use ~よっか. So the 14th is じゅうよっか, the 24th is にじゅうよっか, even though all the other days >10 switch over to ~にち.
Oct
1
revised Why does the か come before です in this question?
added 4 characters in body
Oct
1
comment Why does the か come before です in this question?
Note that I did receive an answer from TsuyohiIto in chat a few days ago.
Oct
1
asked Why does the か come before です in this question?