New PDF release: A Dictionary of Japanese Counting Words

By Jason Monti

ISBN-10: 1460911342

ISBN-13: 9781460911341

Counting might be some of the most maddening facets of eastern grammar for freshmen of the language. the reason is, there is not any easy, systematic method of doing so in jap like there's in English. finally, on the way to count number canines in English, easily positioned the best quantity in entrance of the notice "dog" and upload the enclitic "s" to it: 5 canines, for instance. you are able to do this with any count number noun in English. for you to count number person components of non-count nouns in English, choose a suitable degree and count number these in its place: 5 drops of water. notwithstanding, jap treats all nouns a similar manner English treats water, and every thing has its personal, detailed counting observe, or counter, that attaches to the quantity so as to count number the nouns. There are good over of those, yet so much eastern use purely approximately fifty of them in daily dialog. a few of them are super huge in that means, resembling "hon", which covers lengthy, cylindrical items, starting from trains to pencils to bottles. Others are much less basic, yet nonetheless conceal a wide diversity of items, equivalent to "hiki", which covers such a lot animals. a few, despite the fact that, are hugely particular (and obscure), akin to "rin", which one makes use of to count number fish scales. If this weren't demanding sufficient, each one counter combines with numerals in several methods, inflicting adjustments in pronunciation in line with the 1st sound of the counter and the final sound of the numeral: "ichi" + "kai" turns into "ikkai", now not "ichikai", as one may anticipate. This publication will function a reference instrument for someone who speaks or writes eastern, from scholars to researchers to translators. every one counter has its personal web page that information how the counter interacts with numbers one via ten in addition to different abnormal types. Many entries comprise additional notes that upload context and engaging old trivialities that explains utilization improvement. an intensive Index of English Meanings assists the reader in finding acceptable counters.

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