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Nov
13
comment Slang: What does テラス mean?
Maybe there's some slang meaning of 照らす?
Nov
9
comment Does an international OR standardized phonetic alphabet/notation system exist to depict all the Hiragana/Katakana sounds?
ルビー is the same as ふりがな.
Nov
9
comment Does an international OR standardized phonetic alphabet/notation system exist to depict all the Hiragana/Katakana sounds?
But even if you gave something to show how to pronounce 加油, how would that help the person in knowing how to pronounce がんばって?
Nov
9
comment Does an international OR standardized phonetic alphabet/notation system exist to depict all the Hiragana/Katakana sounds?
OK, I think I understand better now. Sort of like an international ルビー, right?
Nov
9
comment Does an international OR standardized phonetic alphabet/notation system exist to depict all the Hiragana/Katakana sounds?
Does kana itself not fulfill that role? They tell you exactly how to pronounce the sound, and if you show someone a kanji with the kana (ルビー), they'll know exactly how to read/pronounce the kanji. Maybe I'm missing something here...
Nov
8
comment Can のほうが be omitted when answering a question?
I'm editing your answer to use the quote markdown instead of the code markdown so that the long sentences won't produce scrollbars.
Nov
8
comment How to translate: “Keep/leave something”. So, how to express intention to leave something unchanged
No problem, you're free to choose whichever helped you more.
Nov
8
comment Can のほうが be omitted when answering a question?
Yes, hear it all the time.
Nov
7
comment Difference between 〜げ and 〜そう
@MattN.: Since the た line is typed with 't', just use 'd' for the だ line, even if the romaji is a different letter.
Nov
7
comment Difference between 何の~ and どんな~
@Flaw: that sounds very unnatural and strange to me. I think you'd get some confused looks if you answered that way.
Nov
7
comment Particle と with へ; ~へと
I understand it, but I sure can't explain it.
Nov
5
comment Difference between 〜げ and 〜そう
= 'du' on most IME's.
Nov
1
comment Using により to specify method
No problem. At the time I edited, you already had 2 or 3 upvotes, so apparently no one else noticed either. :D
Oct
31
comment Horizontal writing in the middle of vertical writing
My confusion with writing direction naming comes from the fact that one of the "tokens" means "direction within a line", and the other means "layout of lines on the page", and depending on which you think comes first out of the two drastically changes your understanding of it. For me, "left-to-right, top-to-bottom" means "Lines are laid out on the page from left to right, and the text in a line flows from top to bottom". But others might take it the other way. I found this for some clarification, but I don't know how "official" it is.
Oct
31
comment Horizontal writing in the middle of vertical writing
Yes, it's 24. That means Fumie Kato is 24 years old.
Oct
31
comment Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana?
@Tim: that's what the search box is for.
Oct
30
comment Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana?
Voting to close as duplicate of Why did の disappear from 山手, but in 御茶ノ水 it's in katakana?
Oct
30
comment Is 感じる {かんじる} transitive or intransitive? Which particle to use?
Apparently が is also a contender according to this paper.
Oct
30
comment Is 感じる {かんじる} transitive or intransitive? Which particle to use?
I would say に is used to say how you feel, and を is used to say what you feel. But this is just my hypothesis.
Oct
30
comment Using により to specify method
により is just the 連用形 of による. And remember that using 連用形 as a connector is slightly more formal than using the て-form, so semantically により is equivalent to によって (as @cypher mentions in their answer). That's why it's not 電話より通報する.