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But yes, it does sound quite odd.
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tasuketai to omou.
dakedo eigo ha nigate.
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There are two reasons why the word kanji as a particular case strikes me funny when people pluralize it with an 's'.
1) The rarity at which I encounter people using an 's', even among friends and relatives who do not study japanese, don't know a whit about japan and definitely aren't linguists. This leads me to believe that MOST people already consider 'kanji' to be a collective noun unless explicitly declared singular by the use of a definite article.
2) English already has several plurals that end in 'i' and it has always seemed very natural to me to think of the word as a plural/collective (ties in with #1, I guess).
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