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Dec
9
revised How does one transcribe the romaji “ō”?
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Dec
8
comment What is the etymology of the word マラ?
Why is it written in katakana?
Nov
29
comment Are wasei-eigo and wasei-kango looked down upon?
@sawa: I misinterpreted "look down upon" as "annoyed". WRT コンテイジョン, I assume Tsuyoshi Ito is referring to the movie.
Nov
29
comment Are wasei-eigo and wasei-kango looked down upon?
Are you annoyed because it's false, or are you annoyed because it's sometimes true? Also, was this answer triggered by my milk question?
Nov
29
accepted Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal?
Nov
27
comment Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal?
@sawa: I was half-wondering if drinking cow milk was native to Japan. I assumed it was traditional because the words for it were in kanji rather than katakana, and that "ミルク" seemed newer than "牛乳".
Nov
27
comment Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal?
@sawa: That they say "milk" rather than "miluku". IIRC - if this is news to you then I'm mistaken.
Nov
27
asked Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal?
Nov
20
accepted Why is konnichiwa spelt こんにちは?
Nov
20
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@Flaw: I wasn't meaning to nitpick - I wasn't sure whether Tsuyoshi meant "Thanks, but I already knew that", or "Thanks, I now understand". Also, I would prefer that you didn't use txt-speak when replying to me - please use "please" rather than "pls". Nothing against you - I just really dislike txt-speak.
Nov
20
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@TsuyoshiIto: Did you mean "knew", rather than "know"?
Nov
20
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@TsuyoshiIto: There's a tag in the English SE for "single-word-requests": english.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/single-word-requests
Nov
20
asked Why is konnichiwa spelt こんにちは?
Nov
17
revised Archaic words used in haiku
Fix hyperlink
Nov
11
comment Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?
Do you mean "suki" as in "suki desu", or as in the gairaigo スキー (skiing)?
Nov
11
comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
If I interpreted a question as saying "how do I pronounce particle wo?", I'd close as a duplicate, not as NARQ. And I'd +1 for making the effort to migrate away from Romaji!
Oct
25
accepted Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?
Oct
25
comment Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?
Or when /[^e]$/ to be precise.
Oct
25
comment Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?
Take ほん as an example. It's a word that can be turned into a shop by adding や to it. Do I have to remember that that particular word doesn't need the ほん modified, or can I just remember "since it doesn't end in an e sound, it doesn't need modification". It's like having case original_noun and replacing when "hon" with when /e$/ in programming.
Oct
25
comment Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?
If I know a noun has an equivalent foo-や form, then unless the noun ends with an "e" sound, I don't have to worry about whether I need to modify the original word?