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bio website kunststube.net
location Tokyo, Japan
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
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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
14
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
14
comment Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
Looking at it the other way, where else could you ask this interesting and helpful question? Currently: nowhere. This question is borderline, but I think we'd do well to include it within the scope of the site.
Jun
14
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
14
answered When did you last…?
Jun
14
comment When did you last…?
I don't think 最後 is really appropriate. It's implies (or at least tends to) that you're never going to do the laundry/see her again.
Jun
13
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
13
comment What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
Doesn't seem all that unusual to me, it's just showman talk. I don't think it qualifies as a dialect or has any specific origins, but then again I'm not a linguist. :)
Jun
13
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@hippietrail Otsukaresama! _(_ _)_
Jun
13
asked How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
Jun
13
comment Can the qualifiers “very” and “too” be expressed unambiguously in Japanese?
An informal survey among two Japanese here confirmed both opinions: One said they're completely unrelated words, but are misused by young(-ish) people in expressions such as 美味しい過ぎ, while another confirmed that he thinks of both words as very much related (but has a good enough grasp of English as to not confuse too and very).
Jun
13
comment お金と「ちょうど」の使い方 (usage of “chōdo”)
@Dave I think it's mostly a case of ぼうっとする. :)
Jun
13
comment お金と「ちょうど」の使い方 (usage of “chōdo”)
@Dave I've heard it often enough here and there to be reasonably sure it was ちょうど頂きます.
Jun
13
comment Can the qualifiers “very” and “too” be expressed unambiguously in Japanese?
Interesting. My western mind has never made that connection between 過ぎ and any of the various verys...
Jun
13
revised Why does Japanese have two kinds of adjectives? (-i adjectives and -na adjectives)
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Jun
13
comment Can the qualifiers “very” and “too” be expressed unambiguously in Japanese?
+1 I think Japanese makes an even clearer distinction than English between between too and very with the -sugi postfix. Not sure how one can confuse the two...
Jun
13
comment Words/characters for fast food meal sizes: 並, 大, 特
Don't forget 鬼盛り, which I see sometimes. :)
Jun
13
comment What are the origins of the 「こそあど」 demonstratives?
@istrasci It's pretty normal in Tokyo, for what that's worth. Maybe Osakans have a different saying instead?
Jun
12
answered Use of 自分【じぶん】as a personal pronoun in direct speech
Jun
12
revised Use of 自分【じぶん】as a personal pronoun in direct speech
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Jun
10
revised What is the difference between 特殊 and 特別?
As per http://meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/182/