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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
10
comment 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
野球 is 和製漢語; it is not a Chinese word, and thus legitimately represents an instance where a loanword was replaced by a Japanese-created word.
Aug
13
comment [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
原 means original/primal/causing/basis, as in 原子 "the seeds that are the basis (of matter)", Modern Chinese 原来 "In fact, the reason is...", 原~ meaning "the original/former ~" etc. 元 has a very similar meaning; 元 only means Yuan the currency and the dynasty in Modern Chinese though.
Aug
13
answered [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
Aug
4
revised さくらさくらの「ぞ」はどういう意味?
Hepburn w/ modern respelling isn't really suitable for CJ texts
Jul
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Which is a Better Introduction?
Jul
8
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
7
comment What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?
"I haven't seen the forms with る used a lot" I meant relative to Modern Japanese of course. Nobody would use よ as a noun by itself now, but that seemed to be common back then.
Jul
7
comment When did 全然 get restricted to the negative?
Very, very, very late reply, but it seems that in most English textbooks/dictionaries, 決して, めったに, ちっとも, are generally given a definition of "definitely does not". I guess this gives the incorrect assumption that Japanese has limited negative concord (決して食べない -> definitely will not not eat)?
Jul
7
accepted “Ungrammatical” 丁寧語 used by tour guides and museum narrators
Jul
7
asked What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?
Jul
7
comment In what ways do Japanese children overgeneralize conjugation patterns?
TBH it was a few tiny kids running around in a group in 未来館 with grammar that is very peculiar in other parts (I swear some of them generalize 〜い to 〜かる for adjectives!), so maybe it is some weird constructed dialect these particular kids use for fun. Probably they'll end up growing up into conlangers like JRR Tolkien :P
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
accepted Is there any relationship between the verb 死{し}ぬ and the 音読み 死{し}?
Jul
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Difference between the words for “feeling”
Jul
1
comment Alternate spelling for ありがたい, or typo?
Ah, so ありがたい comes from "hard to have", not "has difficulties"! I always wondered how having difficulties had anything to do with thankfulness...
Jun
29
comment Alternate spelling for ありがたい, or typo?
難有 does not match Chinese word order. 有難 would in fact.
Jun
23
asked “Ungrammatical” 丁寧語 used by tour guides and museum narrators
Jun
17
answered In what ways do Japanese children overgeneralize conjugation patterns?
Jun
13
comment How often will a katakana term have an equivalent kanji spelling?
That was because it was borrowed from Portuguese in the 17th century, when the convention of writing loanwords with katakana hasn't started yet.