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More or less independent web dude washed ashore in Japan.
More or less recently more less than more.

Fluent in conversational Japanese with a strong interest in languages,
not very academically trained though.
On the level of reading light novels for fun.


Jun
28
answered Using Japanese honorifics with non-kana names
Jun
25
comment Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
Was the original pronunciation goue or gōe? I guess actually goue, same as iue? That's indeed something of a tongue twister... :) Makes sense.
Jun
25
revised Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
added 2 characters in body
Jun
25
revised Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
deleted 4 characters in body
Jun
25
asked Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
Jun
24
comment When did you last…?
@Pacerier I'd read this as "The last time you saw her was when?", as in "The event when you two parted never to see each other again happened when?"
Jun
24
answered Pronunciation and meaning of 
Jun
24
comment Can I help you?
+1 for お母さんが忙しいから. :-D
Jun
22
revised sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
added 2 characters in body; added 11 characters in body
Jun
22
answered sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
Jun
22
comment sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
That's actually quite different, there it says それだけ**は**.
Jun
22
comment sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
The makes this pretty ambiguous IMO. If you read this with a pause after and/or stress on だけ, I'd say it means "don't eat that". Without the pause/stress I'd read this as "don't eat only that". Have you seen this written like this or just heard it? Do you have more context?
Jun
22
comment sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
That seems terribly ambiguous to me without context or voiced stress... -_-;;
Jun
22
accepted How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
Jun
22
accepted Is there a logic for deciding when to employ furigana?
Jun
20
comment What is the etymological connection between sake (alcohol) and sha-ke (salmon)?
I'd ask for a [citation needed] on this. There are a ton of homophones or near-homophones in Japanese which are not necessarily related. Not saying they aren't, but it seems awfully obscure. :)
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
16
comment What does っつの mean?
I always thought っつって came about by (jokingly) pronouncing the っ in って and inserting new っ along the way: だって → だつて → だっつって. At least that's how I picked it up. :-3 Any evidence for or against that theory?
Jun
16
comment Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく
@Pacerier I thought I'd seen a question about this here already… Not sure how exactly to put it in linguistic terms, but it softens the impact of the て command form. More along the lines of "Wait if you will" instead of "Wait!". If you can't find the existing question, should be worth to open a new one for it.
Jun
16
asked Is there a logic for deciding when to employ furigana?