Re: Tenkan and Centrifugal Force
The only reason I posted re "d" and "t" is you corrected me. You stated that my usage of the word irimi-denkan was incorrect. In fact, it is not. All the irregularities of Japanese regarding other composite words are irrelevant.
I have never heard irimi-tenkan in spoken Japanese, when the two words are used as a single concept. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I didn't even say it was incorrect. I simply wrote it the way every Japanese whom I met in my thirteen years in Japan has used the composite word, and then explained why I didn't use "t" for tenkan, under the assumption that someone would correct me. Evidently my explanation wasn't enough and you corrected me anyway. This is tedious.
Last edited by Ellis Amdur : 03-28-2005 at 12:01 AM.