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bio website kanjibox.net
location Kyoto
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Many years of living in Japan, none with formal Japanese-language classroom studying, mean I have:

  1. horrible grammar
  2. decent conversational level
  3. pretty good Sprachgefühl...

Gauge my contributions accordingly.


Aug
6
comment Are 髙 and 高 interchangeable?
Had a colleague with exactly the same name and he often encouraged people to save time by using the "simpler" spelling (with 高) if whatever input device they were using did not have the other less common kanji readily available.
Aug
2
comment What is this 10^40 thing?
For what it's worth, 京 (written as 'K' in most PR documents) is the official name of the massive supercomputer built by the Japanese gov near Kobe (used to be world #1 until a couple years back). And the name is a direct reference to the numeric meaning.
Jul
19
comment Use of ㈰, ㈪, ㈫ in enumerations
Yes, I am very aware of encoding issues and how they work... Somehow did not even occur to me that this might be an encoding issue (all other characters in the document looked fine, and the 日, 月 etc. characters kinda made some sense). Guess I could have found the answer myself, had it been possible to google these characters. Thanks for clearing that up!
Jul
19
accepted Use of ㈰, ㈪, ㈫ in enumerations
Jul
18
comment Use of ㈰, ㈪, ㈫ in enumerations
@Choko: 最初みてそうだと思ったけど意味によると、ただのリストだと見なすようになってた。日は全部ちょうど並べるし... でもやっぱり、日々に案内だとかもしれないね。
Jul
18
asked Use of ㈰, ㈪, ㈫ in enumerations
Jul
10
comment Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Because that's how it is pronounced?
Jul
9
comment Addressing strangers without knowing the name
I believe this is essentially a duplicate of: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1423/…
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
10
awarded  Yearling
May
31
awarded  Popular Question
May
27
awarded  Enlightened
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
revised What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
added 10 characters in body
May
27
comment What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
ああ、しまった。やっぱり愛人と書いてった。治してくれてありがとう!
May
27
answered What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
May
6
awarded  Popular Question
May
5
comment What's the etymology and/or reasoning behind 目撃?
@snailboat: it is a complete "folk" etymology, in that I haven't looked it up anywhere. I am merely saying that I fail to see what's counter-intuitive about these two kanji in compound being associated with the sense of "criminal witness". It might be an odd case of misleading association, but I don't see any reason to think so, even in 新漢語林's definitions.
May
3
comment What's the etymology and/or reasoning behind 目撃?
As "etymologies" go, this one is fairly straightforward: 撃 = 'attack', 目 = 'see'... Not sure what more you may want...