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comment How to pronounce 繁栄 han'ei?
I would write it as [hãːeː], because the nasal is still moraic.
May
24
comment Trying to understand the use of が as の
It seems most likely that you misunderstood. What is the rest of the sentence?
May
17
comment How many unique on'yomi are there?
And in the same way 欠 is a simplification/substitution of 缺. So it legitimately gains the on-yomi of 缺.
May
17
comment How many unique on'yomi are there?
That's absurd. By that reasoning, 転 has no on-yomi at all because it doesn't come from a Chinese character.
May
17
comment How many unique on'yomi are there?
Regarding 欠【けつ】, apparently this was originally 缺. I suppose it's in the same class as 芸【げい】 from 藝.
May
17
comment How many unique on'yomi are there?
There are some other quasi-on-yomi out there: 馬【うま】、梅【うめ】、相【さが】、双【すご】……
May
17
comment Can the onyomi be longer than 2 morae?
Why don't you ask the person who created the website?
May
16
comment Can the onyomi be longer than 2 morae?
That's not on-yomi. It's obviously "metre", from French.
May
11
comment How to ask someone to do something for you
Somehow, I think 渡していただけませんか is more like "Would you kindly hand it over please?", i.e. sarcastic...
May
5
comment What is the meaning of using でば to end a sentence?
Unless you happen to be a Chinese speaker who has a hard time distinguishing between voiced and unvoiced stops...
May
5
comment Classical form of 落{お}ちる
Most J-J dictionaries also list historical spellings. In this case お is really just お. That said, by the Edo period, お and を were no longer distinguished in pronunciation. (Both were [wo].)
May
1
answered Where does “gold day” originate from?
Apr
27
answered Can the onyomi be longer than 2 morae?
Apr
27
comment Can the onyomi be longer than 2 morae?
I'm pretty sure that's actually カイ and エ separately.
Apr
27
comment Can the onyomi be longer than 2 morae?
十【じゅう】、上【じょう】、食【しょく】……
Apr
15
comment How is character size dealt with?
Even at 200dpi, 12pt (~ 4mm) is about 32 dots. Properly printed material will probably have a resolution more like 600dpi. So, if anything, I expect characters to be sharper and clearer in print than on screen. (At any rate, your examples are not so hard to read, despite the image quality.)
Mar
24
comment Difference between んい and に
Yes, there is a difference. One way about thinking about it is syllabification: たんい is /tan.i/, たに is /ta.ni/. Try listening to some sound clips.
Mar
19
comment Is バッチリ a generally accepted term?
dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/177688/m0u/…
Mar
15
comment Why are Japanese vowels occasionally rhotacised in songs?
I don't hear a rhotic. In the case of あくい you might be hearing some kind of glide, maybe [ɰ]?
Feb
7
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