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Jan
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comment Why does Japanese lack word wrapping?
My guess is influence from the Chinese typesetting/printing tradition.
Jan
25
accepted Syllable final -t in early modern Japanese?
Jan
12
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.
Dec
26
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Dec
16
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Dec
16
accepted Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Dec
16
comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
^ I think that's the answer I've been looking for.
Dec
15
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
15
comment Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Come on... I know someone's out there with the perfect answer to this :)
Dec
10
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
8
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...
Dec
6
asked Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae
Nov
29
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!
Nov
3
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Oct
31
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Oct
24
comment Why would Russian хорошо [xoroʂo] be borrowed as ハラショー?
Half right, half wrong: the effect isn't due to palatalisation. Indeed as you say, it's due to stress.
Oct
18
comment Were Japanese names ever anglicised?
The physicist Toshihide Maskawa spells his surname in a way which would avoid an English mispronunciation.
Oct
14
comment The origin of “HN”
和製英語 like OL, I'd guess.
Oct
13
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