New PDF release: A Dictionary of Japanese Counting Words

By Jason Monti

ISBN-10: 1460911342

ISBN-13: 9781460911341

Counting may be the most maddening facets of eastern grammar for rookies of the language. reason why there's no basic, systematic approach of doing so in eastern like there's in English. in any case, to be able to count number canine in English, easily positioned the ideal quantity in entrance of the observe "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, decide a suitable degree and count number these as an alternative: 5 drops of water. although, jap treats all nouns an identical means English treats water, and every little thing has its personal, designated counting be aware, or counter, that attaches to the quantity that allows you to count number the nouns. There are good over of those, yet such a lot jap use purely approximately fifty of them in daily dialog. a few of them are super vast in which means, reminiscent of "hon", which covers lengthy, cylindrical items, starting from trains to pencils to bottles. Others are much less normal, yet nonetheless hide a huge variety of items, comparable to "hiki", which covers so much animals. a few, even if, are hugely particular (and obscure), comparable to "rin", which one makes use of to count number fish scales. If this weren't challenging sufficient, every one counter combines with numerals in numerous methods, inflicting alterations in pronunciation in accordance 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 count on. This publication will function a reference instrument for someone who speaks or writes eastern, from scholars to researchers to translators. each 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 minutiae that explains utilization improvement. an intensive Index of English Meanings assists the reader in finding applicable counters.

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