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By Jason Monti

ISBN-10: 1460911342

ISBN-13: 9781460911341

Counting might be the most maddening features of jap grammar for inexperienced persons of the language. the reason is, there is not any basic, systematic means of doing so in eastern like there's in English. in any case, with a purpose to count number canine in English, easily placed the precise 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. so that it will count number person elements of non-count nouns in English, decide a suitable degree and count number these in its place: 5 drops of water. in spite of the fact that, eastern treats all nouns an analogous means English treats water, and every little thing has its personal, detailed counting notice, or counter, that attaches to the quantity in an effort to count number the nouns. There are good over of those, yet so much eastern use in basic terms approximately fifty of them in daily dialog. a few of them are super extensive in which means, similar to "hon", which covers lengthy, cylindrical gadgets, starting from trains to pencils to bottles. Others are much less common, yet nonetheless conceal a large diversity of items, resembling "hiki", which covers such a lot animals. a few, although, are hugely particular (and obscure), similar to "rin", which one makes use of to count number fish scales. If this weren't difficult adequate, every one counter combines with numerals in several methods, inflicting alterations in pronunciation in keeping 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 e-book will function a reference software for someone who speaks or writes eastern, from scholars to researchers to translators. each 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 contain additional notes that upload context and engaging historic trivialities that explains utilization improvement. an intensive Index of English Meanings assists the reader in finding applicable counters.

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