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Feb
17
comment Why does 語 contain 五?
i feel exactly the same about the other answer. i was going to downvote this question until i read it.
Feb
16
comment Why does 語 contain 五?
+1 i love this answer
Feb
8
comment What does using という add to a sentence?
@Flaw some people are just mean. i upvoted you anyway. thanks for the long answer and really good book reference. i totally intend to check that book out ASAP.
Feb
6
comment What is じゃ in じゃない?
But why is it used to sign letters? For instance, I once received a letter that ended, じゃ, (name). And why is it used to end sentences?
Feb
4
comment Did standalone noun “好き” mean a person in classical Japanese?
+1 for finding an intelligent question about classical japanese
Jan
26
comment Which kana/kanji are used to write Yoshitoshi's death poem?
it's so funny how the の in the calligraphy above gets un-grass-scriptified and un-hiraganafied into 乃
Jan
26
comment Which kana/kanji are used to write Yoshitoshi's death poem?
i've never liked hokusai. but hiroshige's colors are nice. no one's got that rough-and-ready-to-draw-thing like yoshitoshi though.
Dec
6
comment Usage of the suffixes 流, 風, 式, 的 and 様
+1 gotta love the furigana. you just made my day.
Dec
6
comment Difference between 「 ただ」, 「たった」, 「ただ ~だけ」, and 「ただし」
I just had the same question. I came across the paragraph "但し、三本足のカラスという外形そのものは、中国起源の「日烏」。中国では古来、太陽にはカラス、月にはウサギまたはヒキガエルが棲むとされて、それぞれの象徴となった‌​。月日の事を「烏兎(うと)」と呼ぶ用例等にこれが現れている" and wondered why it wouldn't simply begin with ただ. Your answer doesn't address that though.
Sep
5
comment When Chinese personal names are written in Japanese in kanji is there always an obvious reading?
+1 interesting question. i never asked myself that.
Sep
5
comment What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
+1 for "Progress always depends on studying things that are just above your level."