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revised Is くろじん a word?
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revised What's the difference between 迷う and 紕う?
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revised Are the meanings of 煙 and 烟 identical?
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revised do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?
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revised Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
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answered In general/Generally: 概【がい】して, 一般【いっぱん】に, 全体【ぜんたい】に, 総【そう】じて, なべて, 一体{いったい}に, etc
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revised In general/Generally: 概【がい】して, 一般【いっぱん】に, 全体【ぜんたい】に, 総【そう】じて, なべて, 一体{いったい}に, etc
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comment In general/Generally: 概【がい】して, 一般【いっぱん】に, 全体【ぜんたい】に, 総【そう】じて, なべて, 一体{いったい}に, etc
Your second example sentence is not comprehensible to me.
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comment Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
@dainichi I see your point.
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comment The plural 等 in おいら, おら
@Axioplase I am assuming that in present (Tohoku) Japanese, semantically, it is used as singular, but etymologically, it involves the plural affix. It is not rare in languages that a morpheme loses its original meaning and later require another morpheme to further add the same meaning. So I do not think that おらたづ is an evidence that ら was not plural originally (although it may be that it lost the plural meaning by now).
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comment What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
@AndrewGrimm By "foreigners" which country are you mentioning? Foreigners to Japan? If so, it would mean you are particularly mentioning a set of people who, for example, does not include 森田健作 or カルデロンのりこ (Japanese natives but foreigner to Japan). What significance does that set of people have in discussing the Japanese language?
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comment What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
@jkerian I know the statement sounds strong, but it is empirically supported. Do you have any example that contradicts my statement?
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comment What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
@AndrewGrimm You are right about the first part. But there isn't anyone who "have great (enough) ability but did not grow up with the language". Non-native fluent people's ability with the language is inferior than that of natives. Either way, my point still holds.
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comment What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
Native/non-native is about the language ability. Foreign is about the nationality. They are different things. "context of native Japanese speakers (not foreigners)" does not make much sense.
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comment The plural 等 in おいら, おら
このサイト見てる大半の人は写真の意味わからないんだろうな、きっと。
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revised Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
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revised Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
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