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Japanese language self-learner. Fluent in English and to a lesser extent Chinese.


Oct
14
comment How to read words like テスト with ordinal numbers?
+1 for perspective on my existing English-bias.
Oct
14
accepted Reading a non-numerical range
Oct
14
comment Board / Card game expressions
@Alenanno If we are breaking the criteria down based on the description. Then we have 3. "research effort", "clarity", and "usefulness". I felt that it was not bad enough to warrant a downvote. But this is just my opinion. I just feel that we should have a encouraging-good-posts attitude rather than a discouraging-bad-posts attitude.
Oct
14
asked How to read words like テスト with ordinal numbers?
Oct
14
comment Board / Card game expressions
@DaveMG No there isn't. It's about personal preference. Everyone is free to vote according to his/her judgement. Just that I tend to believe in giving more leeway. It's not absolutely wrong to downvote, it's a way to let the asker know that there might be something that needs improving. But I'm worried that a high propensity to downvote will inhibit questions and answers. So if something is "not good", it gets a no-vote instead of downvote. Only if something is really "bad", then it gets a downvote from me. I distinguish "not good" from "bad".
Oct
14
comment Board / Card game expressions
@DaveMG My comment was because of the -1 the question initially received. I do not think it deserved a downvote in such a short amount of time.
Oct
13
comment Board / Card game expressions
I see nothing wrong with asking this question. The faq says "ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face". This is an actual problem the OP faces, and it's relating to the use of the Japanese language.
Oct
11
comment Homographs: how to deal with them?
Actually 一日中 means throughout the day, and 一日 can be used as a durational count.
Oct
11
comment Dictionary entry and derived forms, were they equal at some point?
@sawa for reference, I learned my conjugation schemes here: grammar.nihongoresources.com/doku.php?id=conjugation
Oct
11
comment Dictionary entry and derived forms, were they equal at some point?
@sawa I'm not familiar with the "k" left hanging in "tok". To me only these few can exist - とか, とき, とく, とけ and とこ. So と+K+え+る seems odd to me.
Oct
11
revised Dictionary entry and derived forms, were they equal at some point?
fixed typo
Oct
11
comment Dictionary entry and derived forms, were they equal at some point?
But isn't the formation of short-potential form for 五段 verbs their 連用形+[得]{え}る with sound contraction? E.g. 解く > 解き+得る > 解ける. This means that given any 五段 verb, we can form a potential form for it right?
Oct
11
asked Dictionary entry and derived forms, were they equal at some point?
Oct
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is this the correct way of saying attending a school?
Oct
9
comment Reading a non-numerical range
@Matt Then would 初~上 be "しょじょう"? It feels weird when it's not a consecutive term.
Oct
9
comment Is this the correct way of saying attending a school?
通っている is the ~ている form of both 通る(とおる) and 通う(かよう). And they both have the meaning "to attend (church, school, etc.)"
Oct
8
revised で終わります: trying to close by? で帰ります, trying to leave by? It depends on the sentence?
fixed typo
Oct
8
comment で終わります: trying to close by? で帰ります, trying to leave by? It depends on the sentence?
@Wolfpack'08 You might want to hold off accepting the answer first until more answers come in. I do hope for answers from more experienced people.
Oct
8
comment で終わります: trying to close by? で帰ります, trying to leave by? It depends on the sentence?
@Wolfpack'08 I think it's different for each person. For me, I assume で of means because no other context is present, and it cannot be で of location of verb action. But it is also possible to logically eliminate で of means to get で of termination.(三時で, It is not a duration, it cannot be a means, it's not a location of verb action, by elimination I'm only left with...) It depends on which step of logic you decide to process first. Different people will have different "default" settings that we all fall back on.
Oct
8
comment で終わります: trying to close by? で帰ります, trying to leave by? It depends on the sentence?
@TsuyoshiIto I'm curious to know what is 帰りきます. I've been trying to look it up but I can't find a dictionary entry for it.