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Oct
6
comment Grammar problem
Welcome to JLU! This sounds too much like a "Please translate for me" question, which usually get closed. I suggest rewording your question to include what you think might be correct, why you think so, and then ask for any pointers. "Show your research" as it were.
Oct
3
comment How do Japanese pronounce microseconds (μ秒)?
@Teno: please make than an answer. I've seen several of your comments that should really be answers (plus it'll earn you rep).
Oct
3
comment Difference between だけで and でだけ?
Side note: Yes, it also applies to しか. Also to both だけ and しか using に.
Oct
3
comment Do we use odd day pronunciations outside of calendar ranges?
Did you read that whole comment? Sounds like either way is fine for out-of-calendar-range numbers.
Oct
3
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
@Kaz: But the "ateji" reading itself is kunyomi, as Dono explained in his opening comment about 月立ち. So that doesn't count?
Oct
3
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
@小太郎: : edited wording in my answer for clarity. As for not putting , indicates the length of the period and puts focus on it. For the "4 days before"/"6 days after", you're not really focusing on the whole 4/6 day interval, just which day it is. I'm not 100% positive that you can't put it in, but it feels wrong to me.
Oct
2
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
@Dono: [Hence, the claim is 一日 does NOT use (or have) a kun reading "as noted with 一日目"]. Wrong. The claim is that 一日 does not ALWAYS USE the kun reading. ついたち is a kun reading, is it not?
Oct
2
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
@Dono: Nitpicking continued - Then your example didn't disprove anything; in fact, it further proved it because the quote said "use the kun readings" and you provided another kun reading.
Oct
2
comment What purpose does は serve after へ in this sentence?
@Dono: I'm too lazy to do most things myself. That's why I became a software developer.
Oct
2
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
That's why I put it in quotes.
Oct
2
comment What purpose does は serve after へ in this sentence?
@Dono: Reference? I've never heard that. And in fact, heard that that can't happen.
Oct
2
comment Why does the か come before です in this question?
You don't have to drop the を because of the か.
Oct
2
comment What's the difference between 平行 and 並行?
It's built into Mac OSX. But I think that might be the result of the non-computer-sciency-savvy layperson's confusion between "concurrent" and "parallel".
Oct
1
comment What's the difference between 平行 and 並行?
プログレッシブ says: "並行処理|〔コンピュータ〕parallel processing"
Sep
28
comment When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
@phoenixheart6: Example? If it's not someone's direct words, can you even call it a "quote"?
Sep
28
comment When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
There's no need to differentiate between (1) and (2). But what are you asking exactly? And what is an "indirect quote"? Directly quoting someone who directly quotes someone else?
Sep
26
comment 神様がある vs. 神様がいる
@Teno: I think Japanese would instantly recognize me as a foreigner by my face.
Sep
25
comment How did 面白 end up meaning “Interesting”?
Just a hypothesis, so I'm not putting it as an answer. Maybe something interesting turns your face white. Although a white face in America (western countries?) usually indicates fright or horror, maybe Japan has a different association with that colour.
Sep
24
comment Etymology of ひざまずく
@snailplane: Good observation on the pattern of these verbs!
Sep
24
comment “Opposite” of `和製英語`
@phoenixheart6: Oh, 和製英語 drive me just as much (many?) nuts. One of my most hated is サービス.