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by BetterSense
Fri 06.28.2013 11:00 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: NKJV vs NASB
Replies: 10
Views: 12673

Re: NKJV vs NASB

I would recommend against the KJV and not because of the archaic English, which can be charming. The KJV is simply an inferior translation based on inferior manuscripts. There is no reason to prefer a hundreds-year old translation when newer, better ones are available.
by BetterSense
Mon 07.20.2009 1:34 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 全部で4つ
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

全部で4つ

全部で4つほしいんですけど。。。

does this mean "I'd like 4 of each" or "out of the bunch, I'd like 4" or something else?
by BetterSense
Sun 07.12.2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Possible argument that favors the indispensability of Kanji
Replies: 22
Views: 9659

Re: Possible argument that favors the indispensability of Kanji

without kanji a japanese person wouljd still have no trouble at all knowing the meaning of suiei or the meaning of tounan or whatever other sino-japanese word there is, but my point is they might not always understand why the words are related. So what? English speakers have no idea why different w...
by BetterSense
Sat 07.11.2009 3:00 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: 10,000 hours of japanese listening
Replies: 33
Views: 14611

Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

I think that if you cut out English in 99% of your life, listen to 10,000 hours of J-dramas, movies, and music, and use an SRS to 'learn' sentences then it is common sense that you will be pretty proficient in casually spoken Japanese and have good insight and 'on-the-spot' conversational skills. "...
by BetterSense
Tue 02.17.2009 3:29 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41905

Re: Weapons

What I object against is the mindset of the need to carry weapons on you. I just cannot see any reason for carrying a weapon in public space. and so on.... Look, I don't consider pocket knives weapons. I'm simply a knife enthusiast. I like them, I get good use out of them, I carry them everywhere, ...
by BetterSense
Tue 02.10.2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Japanese pronunciation of the Latin alphabet
Replies: 11
Views: 4437

Re: Japanese pronunciation of the Latin alphabet

Also, what he meant by 'arbitrary' wasn't that English letter names can be pronounced as you like it, but rather that each letter can have multiple different pronunciations (depending on the word you see it in), so that the letter names are generally arbitrary conventions rather than being strictly...
by BetterSense
Tue 02.10.2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Japanese pronunciation of the Latin alphabet
Replies: 11
Views: 4437

Japanese pronunciation of the Latin alphabet

Google as I might, I can't find good info on the Japanese pronunciations of the Latin alphabet. All searches seem to turn up information on Japanese romanization or how to pronounce Japanese. I just want to know what they call the letters. I don't know, for example, how the Japanese pronounce "G". I...
by BetterSense
Tue 01.20.2009 10:26 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: Explain what GOOD means in the following sentences.
Replies: 22
Views: 16944

Re: Explain what GOOD means in the following sentences.

you added nothing worthwhile to this thread and brought it back from a 6 month death I honestly felt that a usage warning was appropriate and noticed that nobody had said a thing about it. I continue to feel that the usage is less than rigidly formal. I cannot imagine myself saying in one of my res...
by BetterSense
Mon 01.12.2009 3:44 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: Explain what GOOD means in the following sentences.
Replies: 22
Views: 16944

Re: Explain what GOOD means in the following sentences.

I feel, slightly, that the "a good mile" usage is either dialectical or slang. I'm not sure I would use it in formal writing.
by BetterSense
Sat 01.10.2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41905

Re: Weapons

If you're talking about pocket knives, then the title of this thread is quite misleading. Laws regulating the carry and possession of knives are generally considered weapon laws; at least in the US, they are almost always in the section of laws that regulates weapons. Even most states in the US hav...
by BetterSense
Sat 01.10.2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: Why do japanese movies suck?
Replies: 84
Views: 66658

Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Japanese movies 'suck' because once the Invisible Hand has taken all the historical inequities of commerce and smeared them out into a broad global layer of what a Pakistani brickmaker would consider to be prosperity, there's only four things America does better than anyone else: music, movies, micr...
by BetterSense
Sat 01.10.2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41905

Re: Weapons

Foreigners are not going to come into Japan with weapons The heart of the matter here is what Japan considers weapons, which, legally, is usually non-obvious (at least to me). I don't consider my pocket knives weapons. Maybe we could interest you in a nice little folding pocket knife? If it's under...
by BetterSense
Sat 01.10.2009 7:14 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41905

Weapons

I'm an American. Texan actually, by way of Montana. As a matter of course, I have always carried daily several folding knives which are very useful to me. Very often, I carry a handgun which in the freer states of the US is quite legal, if subject to the whimsical and glorious vagaries of federal an...
by BetterSense
Sat 01.10.2009 6:53 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: What does atta mean?
Replies: 42
Views: 16043

Re: What does atta mean?

I have a bilingual bible. The English is the New International Version and the Japanese is the New Japanese Bible. I checked the Christian bible (with side by side Japanese/English), and saw the items Yudan talked about. What bibles are these, and where can I get them? I would be very interested in...