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


Oct
14
comment Understanding て in 言葉{ことば}を失{な}くして 壁{かべ}は無関心{むかんしん}
For consideration: 言葉を[失]{うしな}う means "be at a loss for words". I'm not sure if 言葉を[失]{な}くす has a similar meaning. If so then that part would probably mean "Because we're at a loss for words, the barrier is indifferent" (て-form of the verb implying temporal order or weak causal relation).
Oct
14
revised Is there a difference between 赤{あか} and 赤色{あかいろ}?
added furigana
Oct
14
answered Is there a difference between 赤{あか} and 赤色{あかいろ}?
Oct
14
answered Understanding て in 言葉{ことば}を失{な}くして 壁{かべ}は無関心{むかんしん}
Oct
14
revised Understanding て in 言葉{ことば}を失{な}くして 壁{かべ}は無関心{むかんしん}
provided song title for more contextual information
Oct
14
accepted How to read words like テスト with ordinal numbers?
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?