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Jul
5
comment What is the best expression used by an employee to appreciate his/her employer?
@sawa Saying that it is wrong is quite... wrong itself. People who learn は (particle) as romaji "ha" will still pronounce it the same way as you do when you use the romaji "wa". So it does in fact represent the sound. Similarly, people who learn し as romaji "si" will pronounce it as IPA ɕi. They have mapped the roman letters to different sounds than other romanization methods. Nothing is wrong about it though.
Jul
2
comment What is the more common pronunciation for the r­ōmaji letter Z in Japanese?
I always thought ゼッド was pretty common too, but I wonder if you could also say something like ざじずぜぞのゼッド to help elicit the correct letter or if that would be even more confusing...
Jun
21
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
comment Why is the Japanese currency pronounced “yen” in English?
@sawa And who is to say that you can just automatically apply rules from one language to another? Rather, I think you are being biased from already knowing. Just because it is common sense to you does not mean that it is so obvious to everyone else.
Jun
20
comment Why is the Japanese currency pronounced “yen” in English?
@sawa I think asking how the two symbols act (in Japanese) could pass as an acceptable question without any problems though.
Jun
20
comment Why is the Japanese currency pronounced “yen” in English?
I don't think it is biased to ask about. The poster didn't even know if ¥ was actually pronounced the same as 円. Not knowing something but wanting to know the answer is not bias; it's just curiosity and eagerness to learn.
Jun
19
accepted What rules should be followed when saying “we”?
Jun
19
answered Why is the Japanese currency pronounced “yen” in English?
Jun
13
comment What does the nakaguro (・) between these two words mean?
This was already a good question, but I love the fact that you also asked how it would be pronounced. I never even thought of that!
Jun
13
asked What rules should be followed when saying “we”?
Jun
6
comment Does バラの寝床 come directly from the English expression “bed of roses”?
Re: 281k Google results... You might want to read meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522
Jun
5
accepted Can you say “half hour” or must you say “30 minutes”?
Jun
2
comment 「様」vs「殿」, which is more respectful?
It seems like the first site is saying that 殿 is more respectful mostly because you don't HAVE to use it, so when you do use it, it seems very respectful because you are putting in extra effort. That's just how I interpreted their explanation though.
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
2
asked Can you say “half hour” or must you say “30 minutes”?
Jun
2
revised What is the difference between ~すぎ and ~すぎる?
Changing title to question format
Jun
2
revised What is the difference between 記憶【きおく】 and 思【おも】い出【で】?
Changing title to question format and adding official katakana song title
Jun
2
revised What is the difference between いえ and うち?
Changing title and removing pointless intro
Jun
2
accepted Why does 音物【いんもつ】 contain 音?