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四人

Postby hihlordjp » Mon 02.21.2005 3:40 am

Hello, Clay!

I just wanted to make a comment about 四人. My Japanese teacher taught me that it's よったり. I guess it's the old reading. My teacher is rather old after all, hehe. Is that reading still in use now?
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より(歌手:宇多田ヒカル)
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RE: 四人

Postby clay » Mon 02.21.2005 11:10 am

Interesting. I found it in the Kojien J-J dictionary and according to it, it can be pronounced with or without the small っ - yotari or yottari.

Yumi had never heard that pronunciation. And the dictionary doesn't have any more info, so I guess it is a pretty rare reading? Perhaps your Sensei is from an area where this pronunciation is the norm.

Ask your sensei about 3 people - sannin. Just for fun, I also looked that up and found a reference to mitari. :D
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RE: 四人

Postby hihlordjp » Mon 02.21.2005 6:24 pm

clay wrote:
Interesting. I found it in the Kojien J-J dictionary and according to it, it can be pronounced with or without the small っ - yotari or yottari.

Yumi had never heard that pronunciation. And the dictionary doesn't have any more info, so I guess it is a pretty rare reading? Perhaps your Sensei is from an area where this pronunciation is the norm.

Ask your sensei about 3 people - sannin. Just for fun, I also looked that up and found a reference to mitari. :D



Oh, I see. hehe :D I remember that when 曹先生 was teaching me how to count people, he taught me that there were only three exceptions: ひとり、ふたり、よったり. The rest, as he said, were all "regular". He taught me that three people is さんにん.

みたり? I guess that reading is much like よったり in its rarity. :D
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より(歌手:宇多田ヒカル)
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