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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
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?
Jun
16
answered What is the difference between 完了 and 終了
Jun
16
comment Are there any Japanese words as versatile as “fuck” in English?
You can't really use マジ as interjection like クソ, but otherwise it's still plenty versatile.
Jun
15
answered Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく
Jun
15
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@Pacerier ―(T_T)→ Man, do they ever! _| ̄|○ There are so many emoji it's hard to keep track! (゚Д゚≡゚Д゚) A lot of them are really awesome, too! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡 Emoji are a distinguishing factor for choosing mobile phone providers, for crying out loud! ∑(O_O;) club.pep.ne.jp/~hiroette/en/facemarks
Jun
15
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@Pacerier An emoji bow.
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “家” (ya), “屋” (ya), and “や” (ya) as used in the names of shops/stores/restaurants?
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Jun
15
answered What's the difference between “家” (ya), “屋” (ya), and “や” (ya) as used in the names of shops/stores/restaurants?
Jun
15
comment When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
@Troyen If you were talking about work related stuff, you supposedly both worked during the call, so it wouldn't have been weird. If you were just chatting and were both aware of each others situation, you might've said じゃ、頑張って下さい and your Japanese colleagues could have said お疲れ様.
Jun
15
answered When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
14
revised When did you last…?
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