1,289 reputation
310
bio website
location
age
visits member for 1 year, 4 months
seen 5 hours ago

Jul
13
comment Valid interpretations of the (first) て-form in 何かを犠牲にして、その上で、平和は成り立っている。
@(平和/not平和が)"Peace" (an inanimate object) cannot literally make a sacrifice. If it is to be meaningful, it needs to be interpreted metaphorically, ie "we are making a sacrifice (for peace)".
Jun
25
revised What is the difference between 蔵, 倉, and 庫?
added 45 characters in body
Jun
25
answered What is the difference between 蔵, 倉, and 庫?
Jun
20
comment Romanization of this artist's name
Just follow the to find her profile... nicovideo.jp/user/1028766?cp_in=user_watchInformation What makes you think she would have got an English name? (My username is 'blutorange', and I have got no Japanese name.) The username might be a reference to dic.nicovideo.jp/t/a/…
Jun
18
comment When/why would one write a word using 直音表記?
I wonder if this is related to the adoption of the Chinese script and vocabulary which also introduced new complex onsets (拗音) - they may have sounded foreign to Japanese speakers; and we can observe a similar alternation today: ヴァニラ/バニラ, シット・ダウン/スィット・ダウン, コーヒー/コーフィー.
Jun
18
comment How to Pronounce 化学 “Chemistry”?
To me, if anything, this topic illustrates why Japanese might not need kanji; without them alternative words such as ばけがく would spread spread more quickly and gain acceptance. After all, there seems to be a need for such alternatives even now with kanji.
May
22
revised 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
added 172 characters in body
May
22
comment 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
(previous comment deleted?) Anyway, you can use the free audio program audacity to get a spectrogram quickly. It's also got a low and high pass filter you can use to isolate, for example, the 'ts' sound. It's a lot easier to identify the sounds from that voice clip when you can cut them out and listen to them separately.
May
22
comment 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
I am certainly no expert myself, I'm just interested in these kind of things. If you know what a spectrogram is, the rest is "just" elaborate pattern matching. (A spectrom, basically, is splitting the audio input - air pressure vs time - into samples of ~50ms length and applying a fourier [or similar] transformation on each). You could take the link I posted home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~robh/howto.html as a starting point.
May
22
answered 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
Mar
30
comment Forms and conjugation of Intransitive Verbs
"state dictated by the verb" We can make a distinction between stative (eg わかる, ある, 思う) and continous (eg 消える) verbs, but are intransitive verbs always static? "to die" is an action, and its imperative would simply command the subject to perform this action.
Mar
25
comment Does 一二三 mean “1 2 3” or “123”?
Proof by counterexample. There exists a context for each interpretation.
Mar
24
comment Does 一二三 mean “1 2 3” or “123”?
Just to add an example: 「徳川家康が江戸に幕府を開いた**一六〇三年**から、徳川慶喜が大政奉還を行なった**一八六七年**までの**二六五年間**の時代。」 「例えば、最初の十一けたは『さー安心得んと国元去った(三・**一四一五九二六五三五**)』というように、侍が全国の旅に出るという物語に仕立て上げた。」「[…]何度も‌​数えてみる//一二三四五」
Mar
15
awarded  Yearling
Mar
10
comment Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
Feel free to downvote, edit this or post a new answer if you feel there is anything that is missing, wrong, or that you can contribute. This site is, after all, not about reputation, but to work together as a community to help people in need.
Mar
10
revised Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
added 115 characters in body
Mar
10
answered Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
Mar
10
comment Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
解釋=解釈, Luchuan was used in English literature, although Ryukyu&c. is more common today.
Feb
1
comment Historical Precursor to な?
genji.co.jp/yougen/narikatu.htm#narikatu 「源氏物語に出てくる『用言』を、活用の種類別・多い順(※)に表にしました。」, eg 静かなり. Note that たる adjectives were in use as well, eg 堂々たる.
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer