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    問答, もんどう, mondō

    問 - question - components mouth 口 and gate 門 On'yomi もん/mon (mnemonic - the MONk opens his mouth under the temple gates to ask his master a question)
    答 - answer - not quite sure how the radicals for bamboo(竹 (⺮)) and join(合) create the word answer but normally pronounced とう (tou) when joined with もん (mon) it changes to the pronunciation どう(dou).

    This is a rendaku

    This is also a not so subtle way to ask for new threads to be started by other Sangha members with questions or members wishing to share some of their Japanese language experiences.

    After all 問答 doesn't just mean question and answer, it also means dialogue.


    Inconsistent student of Japanese for 7 years, no JLPT taken
    Last edited by Myogan; 09-23-2017 at 05:03 AM.
    Marc Connery
    Myo̅ Gan - Bright Cliff

    I put the Monkey in Monkeymind

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