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How to ask some one in Japanese where he lives?

doko ni asundeimasu ka?

that translates ‘exactly as’ where do you live?

How does it reads phonetically? You need to know the exact way a hiragana is defined and mapped into a specific form of Roman alphabet making, called Romaji or Hepburn transliteration rule — as far as I know its only the Japanese system of language of hiragana and katakana and associated rules of the kanji reading, which employs the Hepburn system. So Romaji is an exactly matching mapping, of say hiragana alphabet.

In that system of phonetic definitions do is to be read as do in say Dorothy, but the D is not said as D in David, but as in ‘the’, if ‘the’ were to be read as ‘tho’. In a round about way, we find the phonetic. do is to be read as, ‘do’ in although.

do = though, phonetically.

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How to read the following in Japanese;

a’me (Ind; aa’me, ame as in rAMEn noodles) = rain. In kanji, 雨 (ame; rain)

I put ‘ to give you phonetic pauses.
o’o’ame = heavy rain
ko’sa’me = light rain
tsu’yu = rainy season
go’u’u = heavy rain
yu’u’da’sa = shower
ta’i’hu (ta’i’fu’) = typhoon.

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ame wa futteiru; tadashii? is this correct way of writing?


I asked Nakano san, my scientist senior, way back in 2004-05 perhaps and thats how I knew how to say “its raining”.

Back then I didn’t know properly writing or reading Japanese. I only knew correctly how to speak, what I knew in those days.

eg man tan onegaishimasu, or juu rita ni shitte kudasai etc, or the fun; owari owari … hai dojo

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Insight on killing self !

Consonant; what you say.
Vowel; how you say that.

eg K is consonant, in ki, ke, ka, ko, ku K is whats fixed, because that’s “what” we say. But “how” we say it varies; u or a?

Now why this flashed? I was checking a Japanese word: “jigai” (自害) which means suicide. This word comes from two bases: “ji” 自 and “gai” 害. I remembered “ji” is life.

(from my research years ago, I had realized plenty of such Japanese words having exact same base with Indian words or at-least the single or double consonant = “what” matching, with the variation seen in only, vowel = “how”)

So “ji” is one example of exact matching. Say how? Ji is in Jivan, Jina, Jinda

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Takarabune, kartika purnima, devanagari and hiragana

I checked the oldest “surviving” manuscript in Japan from 6th century AD (called Hokke Gisho) and these are the language characters Hiragana and Kanji) that are exactly same since then, no change so all letters should be same or slightly changed, what a modern system) る 、小、 氵+去、 行 (just a quick browse gave me this)

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meaning of night/name/woman a 1000 years ago !!

3 kanjis who wants to learn some Japanese/Chinese !!

始 。hajime = begin/start. A woman [女] is often considered auspicious in many occassions hence a woman’s voice is the start of many activities. See that square is mouth [口] and the other part is perhaps the nose which defines a person or woman’s voice. To reduce the confusion there is also the 口.

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