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Mar
8
accepted What counter words are used by animals for humans?
Mar
8
awarded  Promoter
Mar
8
comment Why was both katakana and hiragana created?
The link has the error message "この記事は存在しないか、すでに削除されています。" "This article does not exist or has already been deleted."
Mar
5
comment What counter words are used by animals for humans?
@sawa: "Either way, there is no definite answer to this." - wouldn't that be grounds for closing half the questions on JL&U?
Mar
5
asked What counter words are used by animals for humans?
Mar
4
accepted Origin of onsen term “wani”
Mar
3
comment “Dyke” and “Femme”
I'm not an expert, but isn't "butch" more specifically a masculine lesbian, whereas "dyke" is more any kind of lesbian?
Feb
28
comment How to write “eastern Tokyo” (or “northern Hokkaido”)
What about "north east Tohoku"?
Feb
27
comment How is “rack” (as in billiards or pool) expressed?
Good thing you clarified you weren't after the "chi chi" style rack!
Feb
27
comment Origin of onsen term “wani”
@Flaw: good point. in English, the term "lizard" or "reptile" can mean a sleazy man.
Feb
27
asked Origin of onsen term “wani”
Feb
25
comment Comment dire “dossard” en japonais?
You've tried katakanizing the word, and googling for it, right?
Feb
25
revised What is the etymology of the word しょーむない?
edited title
Feb
21
comment Why biiru hitotsu rather than ippai?
@sawa: English may have something vaguely like counter words, but many of its counter words are nouns, akin to dollar in Japanese. Do you agree or disagree with Dainichi's claim that counter words would be inconvenient in a restaurant?
Feb
19
comment Why biiru hitotsu rather than ippai?
@sawa: Thanks. Are the two forms of ippai etymologically related?
Feb
19
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
19
comment How is 3.11 pronounced?
@Flaw: that claim is stated as fact in Wikipedia With citations given: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/9-1-1#cite_ref-35
Feb
19
accepted How is 3.11 pronounced?
Feb
19
comment How is 3.11 pronounced?
@silvermaple: it ought to, but it isn't. Which is my point.
Feb
19
asked How is 3.11 pronounced?