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A software developer.

I am fluent in English and Japanese.

In my free time, I enjoy reading. I have a background in historical Japanese linguistics.

Feel free to contact me for anything further.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
14
comment 招财、招福, why cats?
Just to add to this, these are called maneki neko in Japanese. manek-i is the nominal form of the verb manek- (招) and neko means cat. Wikipedia has an article about it here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki-neko
Nov
3
comment Etymology of 其他
@MikeManilone You misquoted me. I suggest that you re-read what I wrote: (for reasons given) "so Japanese LIKELY did not have any effect on THE Chinese expression." THE Chinese expression being referred to here is 其他.
Oct
30
comment Etymology of 其他
@xiaohouzi79 The standard reference for early Japanese citations is 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten), 2nd edition.
Oct
29
awarded  Teacher
Oct
29
awarded  Editor
Oct
29
revised Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Improve grammar
Oct
29
suggested approved edit on Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Oct
29
awarded  Supporter
Oct
29
comment Etymology of 其他
Very unlikely given the citation evidence.
Oct
29
answered Etymology of 其他