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Apr
7
revised Questions about `〜はる` 敬語
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Apr
7
comment What is the difference between 経験 and 体験?
Game demos are called 体験版. I suppose that's personal in some sense...
Apr
7
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Apr
7
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Mar
26
comment What time of day does [後]{のち} cover in 天気予報?
I think you are misunderstanding. It just means "after". 晴れのち曇り → clear then cloudy.
Mar
26
comment What time of day does [後]{のち} cover in 天気予報?
Doesn't it just mean "after"? As in "afterwards"?
Mar
25
comment Shinjitai kanji that existed prior to simplification?
I just noticed a subtle error: 臺 (tái, cf 檯) and 台 (yí, cf 怡) were originally different characters, but they have been confused even in Chinese.
Mar
24
comment Shinjitai kanji that existed prior to simplification?
It's clear that the two are different: look at the readings in Chinese!
Mar
24
comment Shinjitai kanji that existed prior to simplification?
You missed 豐 and 豊.
Mar
24
revised Archaic “Keri” Origins
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Mar
23
answered 金 pronunciation
Mar
20
comment What are the reasons for the huge amount of loanwords in Japanese?
English has a huge number of loanwords too: "language" (French), "reason" (French), "influence" (French/Latin), "particular" (French)...
Mar
12
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
Rendaku is not just a phonological phenomenon. It is thought that the voicing is a remnant of an infix /n/. However I admit I do not know of other words with an infix /n/ in Okinawan – that's mostly because I don't know Okinawan.
Mar
12
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
I would guess it's the same phenomenon which leads to rendaku in Japanese. Note that there are other words like アチネーンチュ, イナカンチュ, ヤマトゥンチュ...
Mar
10
comment Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
Luchu is a reasonable approximation of the local pronunciation of 琉球, namely ルーチュー.
Mar
10
comment Meaning of font variation in the case of the character 賭
@WenzelJakob That's a non-example. The phonetic component of 博 is actually 尃 (cf Kangxi), whereas 専 is a Japanese simplification of 專.
Mar
9
answered Meaning of font variation in the case of the character 賭
Mar
4
comment Help with phrase: えらく[愉]{たの}しい[事]{こと}[続]{つづ}きなんだ
It's a form of the adjective えらい.
Feb
26
comment Is 髪隠し a pun on 神隠し?
The claim that 神 and 上 are the same word is easily refuted by 上代特殊仮名遣い evidence: the み in 上 is 甲類, the み in 神 is 乙類.
Feb
26
comment How to write the name !xobile in Katakana?
There is a coarticulated [k]. I expect if it were nasalised then we might see something like ゴサ or ノサ instead.