the most spectacular, insidious, treacherous, downright evil form of FUCKED PRONUNCIATIONS.

You remember okurigana? Those hiragana that hang off the tail ends of compound kanji?  繰り返し、落ち着け, 食べ放題, etc?

Well sometimes Japanese people get tired of writing the okurigana. They don’t write it BUT THEY STILL PRONOUNCE IT, which makes it basically IMPOSSIBLE to find that word in your dictionary! Words like 取引 (torihiki :取り plus 引き , meaning to haggle) . . .or  受付 (uketsuke : from 受け plus 付け). How the hell are you supposed to know?

Anyway kanji with OKURIgana that have become NOkurigana get the NOKURI tag.

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