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don:
This has come up a couple of times.  What is the general feeling about having a list of Japanese gardening terms here?  It does exist at JGarden.org already.  Does that fill the need? Or is there a need for a different list or different approach?

gardesignr:
           For what it is worth (probably less than 2 bits  :-[) I would like to see a more or less unified japanese language dictionary with an emphasis on the nouns used in gardening. My impression is that the one on jgarden is inadequate and there seems to be some disagreement about some of the definitions provided in JOJG. I assume that the japanese language is like english in that the meanings of words and phrases differ according to usage and have changed over the centuries.
In my first post to this forum, I asked if anyone had a suggestion for books to read/study to learn the japanese language. No one had a one.

don:
Good. How is the garden terms list on jgarden inadequate and how can we do it better here?  The difference in interpretation or meaning of words goes deeper than that.

What is your level of Japanese language at the moment?  For example, conversational? basic survival? ...

Michael:

--- Quote from: gardesignr on January 11, 2008, 10:11:17 PM ---I asked if anyone had a suggestion for books to read/study to learn the japanese language. No one had a one.

--- End quote ---

Must have missed that post........

With regard to Japanese gardening (or architecture) nouns, books, no.  Website, yes.

http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/deta/y/yakuishi.htm

The link above is to a frequently asked question concerning stones in a tea garden.

Hit "Jaanus Home" in the upper right hand corner and you can find pretty much everything.  If you know how to spell it.  Or kinda know how to spell it if you take the time to search alphabetically.

Unfortunately it doesn't work both ways AKA there isn't a site that I know of that you can enter "what is the Japanese name for the lantern stone" and get a response.



Michael

edzard:
hmm...
the hot water bucket stone and the candle holding stone should be reversed, as in the heights are backwards.. candle stone needs to be higher to allow light into the basin; lifting the ladle should clear the basin and line up with the bucket so as not to rise ungracefully... but.. that is my taste, perhaps not everyone elses...       
jaanus is good .. just think it through...                    edzard

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