31,597 reputation
13880
bio website
location Aichi Prefecture
age
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen 7 hours ago

Aug
6
revised do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?
deleted 4 characters in body; deleted 22 characters in body
Aug
6
revised same reading, similar meaning, different Kanji
edited tags
Aug
6
comment Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
@medmal The new examples are grammatical and fine.
Aug
6
comment Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
@Tim 頼る and 頼りにする are different. The sentence is not equivalent to "the farmers rely on income from sheep farming".
Aug
6
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
added 357 characters in body; added 4 characters in body; added 2 characters in body
Aug
6
revised same reading, similar meaning, different Kanji
edited body
Aug
6
revised Is あたり used only to enumerate items?
edited tags
Aug
6
revised Is くろじん a word?
edited tags
Aug
6
revised What's the difference between 迷う and 紕う?
edited tags
Aug
6
revised Are the meanings of 煙 and 烟 identical?
edited tags
Aug
6
revised do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?
deleted 2 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
6
revised Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
edited tags
Aug
6
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
Aug
6
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
added 2 characters in body
Aug
6
comment Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
@dainichi I see your point.
Aug
6
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).
Aug
6
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?
Aug
6
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?
Aug
6
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.
Aug
6
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
edited title; edited title; edited title