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My username is derived from Tenmei (天明), which was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. "year name") during the years from 1781 through 1789. The new era was designated to mark the enthronement of Emperor Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇) in 1781.
- "...this appears to make sense, but as someone who works with language learners daily, I can tell you it's not the way it works. Native speakers typically use synonyms for variety and to find the mot just, but language learners use synonyms to understand the meaning of the word they're looking up." --Brett (talk) 12:40, 28 November 2009 (UTC)