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Jun
7
comment Terms for 'viewpoint': 視点 vs 観点
Just to add one more, there is also 着眼点【ちゃくがんてん】.
Jun
7
comment Can Hiragana or Katakana stand alone?
@Chocolate: すもももももももものうち!
Jun
1
comment Unifying concept for noun-adjectives of the pattern Xかな
Good question! I've always wondered about those 〜らか・やか words.
May
30
comment What does さちゅえい mean?
Some (if not many) Chinese pronounce it that way. I had a few Chinese friends, and they could not pronounce very well, and it always came out as ちゅ.
May
24
comment Numbers and Counters
I don't understand what you mean by "Do counters have any reason for their 'assignment'?".
May
24
comment Is を[noun]に, as in を条件に, a common construct?
I think it's a contraction of 緊縮を条件に して, but I'm not positive.
May
21
comment Are most counter words made up of two parts? What are those two parts called?
Where did you "poke" around to find this? 助数詞 is correct, but I'd be more apt to say instead of .
May
21
comment Is there a logic behind the different endings when counting things in Japanese
Agree, this question is a little vague. What do you want to know the logic of? Why certain words use certain counters? The kanji (if any) of the counters? Why the counter for 3 usually has 濁音?
May
20
comment At what level should we be able to understand Yojijukugo?
From my experience, I don't recall them appearing on the JLPT, but it's been a few years since I've taken it, so I suppose they could be now. From my mental approximation, they appear on the Kanji kentei ("漢検") around level 6 or 7, which is probably about a 4th or 5th grade level. If that helps at all.
May
18
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
@DaveMG: OK, you convinced me!
May
18
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
@Matt: Like I said, almost a negligible difference...
May
18
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
@DaveMG: I'm not saying I think it's off-topic. I'm just saying that objectively, asking about historical practices could be seen as off-topic.
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
@Amadan: The difference in pronunciation between e-i and ē is so small it's almost negligible. Besides, けいたい, is pronounced ke-i-tai, not kē-tai, and the OP's point was that it was using the dash (長音符) instead of an .
May
17
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
This question is walking a fine line between on- and off-topic. I would reword it to focus on the etymology of , etc., rather than asking about historical practices. Otherwise, it may be closed (as it currently has 1 vote).
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
But "Spain" is a foreign word and is written as スペイン, not スペーン.
May
17
comment Different versions of より?
[[ Are these translations correct? ]] - They sound right to me.
May
14
comment 擦れ違う usage and etymology?
If you have a Nintendo 3DS, the "Street Pass" mode is called すれ違い通信. ref: English and Japanese
May
14
comment Difference between 十分 and 十二分
Note that "enough"/"sufficient" can also be written as 充分 (which is also read じゅうぶん). I always use this one to avoid confusion.
May
14
comment How to say “quarter to” or “quarter past” some hour?
Are you trying to say 2:45 and 3:15, or specifically the word "quarter"?
May
14
comment Stative verbs: ~ている vs ~てある vs ~(ら)れる
@TsuyoshiIto: You should put that last comment as an answer (and maybe expand on it a little).