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By Jason Monti

ISBN-10: 1460911342

ISBN-13: 9781460911341

Counting may be essentially the most maddening elements of jap grammar for inexperienced persons of the language. for the reason that there is not any basic, systematic approach of doing so in eastern like there's in English. finally, so one can count number canine in English, easily placed the fitting 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. with a purpose to count number person elements of non-count nouns in English, choose a suitable degree and count number these as an alternative: 5 drops of water. besides the fact that, jap treats all nouns a similar approach English treats water, and every little thing has its personal, unique counting observe, or counter, that attaches to the quantity with a purpose to count number the nouns. There are good over of those, yet such a lot eastern use basically approximately fifty of them in daily dialog. a few of them are tremendous vast in that means, corresponding to "hon", which covers lengthy, cylindrical items, starting from trains to pencils to bottles. Others are much less common, yet nonetheless conceal a wide diversity of items, akin to "hiki", which covers so much animals. a few, despite the fact that, are hugely particular (and obscure), similar to "rin", which one makes use of to count number fish scales. If this weren't difficult sufficient, every one counter combines with numerals in numerous methods, inflicting adjustments in pronunciation in response to 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 e-book will function a reference device for somebody who speaks or writes jap, from scholars to researchers to translators. every one counter has its personal web page that info how the counter interacts with numbers one via ten in addition to different abnormal types. Many entries comprise additional notes that upload context and fascinating ancient minutiae that explains utilization improvement. an in depth Index of English Meanings assists the reader in finding acceptable counters.

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