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IPA primary stressEdit

When marking stress in IPA transciptions, please use the primary stress marker, and not an apostrophe (single quote). These are not the same character and display differently in different fonts. --EncycloPetey 04:59, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Recent editsEdit

Hello Jmolina --

I noticed a couple things in your recent edits that I thought I should mention here.

  • Glosses in compounds and other sections on Japanese entry pages generally use a colon between the {{l}} template and the gloss that follows. See for examples of this. I noticed in this edit that you replaced the colons with hyphens. That's not a huge issue by any means, but it does mean less consistency between entries, and seems a bit of a waste of otherwise useful effort.  :)
  • About the etymology for キノコ / , Shogakukan's 国語大辞典 lists the following, with the key text in green:


「木の子」の意)大型の菌類の俗称... <... snip ...>

大辞林 gives an identical etyl, and other sources that I've seen also give similar etymologies.
FWIW, I just read through parts of Martine Irma Robbeets' Is Japanese related to Korean, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic?, particularly the start of Chapter 6 through the intro of; this section includes kinoko as number 59 in the list, towards the bottom of page 91, and explicitly gives the above etymology as reason for not viewing kinoko as a single morpheme. The word kinoko also appears on page 619, where an excerpt from Starostin argues that 木の子 is a "folk etymology"; however, Robbeets' own text at the start of Chapter 6 argues fully against Starostin's view here.
  • I really appreciate you adding IPA to pages, that's a big help. There's been some variation in the IPA conventions you've used, between square brackets [] (for strict phonetic reproduction) and slashes // (for phonemic notation, ignoring differences in pronunciation that don't affect meaning). I'm still learning IPA myself, and two pages that I've found very useful for IPA reference are w:IPA and w:Japanese phonology. I use the latter in particular for vowels, copying from that page and pasting into what I'm editing here, in part because the IPA selection in the Wiktionary edit box is incomplete, and I can't figure out how to type some of the symbols.  :)

Anyway, hope this helps. Feel free to drop me a line at my Talk page if you have any questions. -- Cheers, Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 06:10, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

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