Talk:人

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"さね (kine)"[edit]

Unless there's some Japanese writing rule I'm missing, that actually reads "sane" and not "kine". Kine would be きね.

Korean[edit]

On my mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy II, Android 4.1.2, Opera Classic) the Korean section is not visible until the Japanese section is expanded. I tried editing the page as there was an inconsistency but it didn't help. Any ideas? Danielklein (talk) 21:51, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Cantonese[edit]

@Justinrleung, Suzukaze-c What's the difference between jan4, jan4-2 and jan4-1? (from here) Thanks! Wyang (talk) 09:44, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Kc kennylau Wyang (talk) 09:44, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Wyang: 一個人(jan4) means a person. 一個人(jan4-2/jan4-1) means alone. I have no idea what the difference between 一個人(jan4-2) and 一個人(jan4-1) is. --kc_kennylau (talk) 10:18, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Wyang, Kc kennylau: I think 一個人(jan4-2) can also mean "a person" (e.g. 有(一)個人坐咗喺嗰度), but not 一個人(jan4-1). Take 三個人 as another example: 三個人(jan4) would mean "three people" (human beings?), while 三個人(jan4-2) would mean "three people" (guys?). We can also compare 一個人(jan4-1) with 自己(gei2-1) - not sure if there's any semantic difference with the tone change. BTW, I don't think we should include jan4-1 in this entry because it's not used independently; it must be in a compound or phrase, like 一個人 or 捉伊人. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 14:42, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks both! I was also told that jan1 carries a sense of childishness and moe (萌え) in declarative sentences - not sure if that is true. Wyang (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
@Wyang: Possibly. The usage note at 一個人 also mentions "aloneness". — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 07:37, 28 March 2017 (UTC)