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comment When does pitch accent reset?
You're right, I think I misremembered about 蚊. But about こと, isn't the accent [こと ]{LHL}? Shouldn't the drop to L therefore occur on あ of ある?
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asked When does pitch accent reset?
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comment Metaphor of collecting dirt
Consuetude is such a beautiful word but I think 'custom' is more usual. (The two words are cognates anyway...)
Mar
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comment Meaning of the word どんこ
冬菇 dōnggū is also the Chinese word for the shiitake.
Mar
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comment What is the etymology behind したっけ
さらば is another expression for taking leave which is conditional in form, also containing さ meaning something like そう.
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comment Why does Japanese lack word wrapping?
My guess is influence from the Chinese typesetting/printing tradition.
Jan
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accepted Syllable final -t in early modern Japanese?
Jan
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comment What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?
This cannot possibly answer the question as 1) hiru, yoru have never been verbs, and 2) what you're describing is a modern phenomenon.
Dec
27
comment What does this keychain say?
I'm certain it's more likely to be Chinese, where 發 has a particular meaning as in the Chinese New Year formulaic greeting 恭喜發財 -- to get rich.
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accepted Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
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comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
^ I think that's the answer I've been looking for.
Dec
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comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Indeed, for getting the bartender's attention I just used すみません. But my question was about how best to refer to the bartender while you're in conversation and need a form of address. In a normal situation I would use a title instead of a pronoun, but what's best to use here?
Dec
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comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Come on... I know someone's out there with the perfect answer to this :)
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comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
l'électeur: Rem acu tetigisti! Can you imagine my plight, sitting in a dimly lit whisky bar in Osaka, not knowing exactly how to address the bartender, trying to strike up conversation and order drinks, all while never referring to my counterpart by name or title? Well that's the background for this question...
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asked Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Nov
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comment What are the pitch-accent rules for compound nouns?
Harith Vasant: where are the two quotes drawn from? I asked pretty much this exact question last year but it wasn't resolved satisfactorily. Would love an answer!
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