So is 七ページ "page 7" or "7 pages" or both? Thanks
I think you'd use a counter for ''7 pages.'' Maybe 七まい or 七っつ
ページ IS a counter, actually. And 七ページ can mean both.
What madness is this? That is an outrageous ambiguity needs to be addressed
I think its easier to think of it was "seventh page." Thats just me though.
What is the difference in usage between ぺーじ and 頁 ?
Is there any rule as to when 七 is pronounced なな and when it's pronounced しち? Does it just differ on a case-by-case basis?
I think please read 7 pages would be 七ページ読んでください without particle を.
Counters normally go after the を, so it would be:
ページ is a counter as well as the noun, page. The kanji for it is 頁, but the katakana is more commonly used. It seems a bit unnecessary to use 枚 to count pages. At least I never heard any of my teachers say that.
I wasn't sure about the use of まい, since as you said, ページ is already the counter for pages.
I think まい could be used when referring to the physical pages of paper, but ページ is probably still more common.