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Dec
6
comment Location of pitch-accent on conjugated auxiliary verbs
"in Japanese education", really? I've only heard/seen 五段・一段・サ変・カ変.
Dec
4
comment Location of pitch-accent on conjugated auxiliary verbs
Group2, which grouping is that?
Dec
3
comment Help understanding 腸捻転エビ固めモミ手返し
わからない部分がわかってくるという事は、少しずつ「わかってきた」部分があるとわかってきたという事にもなる this part is completely gibberish to me... =D
Dec
1
comment 「というのである」 basically same as 「ということである」?
Blavius, the answer is referring to the following verb. Judging from the examples that means the verb whose object is the nominalized clause. NOT the verb OF the nominalized clause.
Nov
30
comment Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
手づかみ is a counterexample to the tVtVCV rule, but of course, I realize it might not be productive anymore.
Nov
30
comment Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
Very interesting! But hm... 鼓 is つづみ, even without the 舌, right?
Nov
30
comment Word play: “Easy peasy” analog
楽勝快勝こんちくしょう?No probably not, but that's what came to mind, and I kind of like the 語呂.
Nov
30
comment 「というのである」 basically same as 「ということである」?
I do not see how the answer you link to states that the sentence you mark by × is wrong. I find both of them strange in writing without at least 「」 around 傾聴. More natural would be 耳を傾けて熱心に聞くの・ことを傾聴という, with a strong preference for こと to express the generality/abstractness.
Nov
30
comment 「というのである」 basically same as 「ということである」?
@david, good point. The の in のだ can syntactically be analyzed as a noun, but のだ is used for a specific meaning different from the "the act of -ing" meaning aimed for here, see e.g. japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5398/…
Nov
30
comment 飲食店が入る雑居ビル vs 飲食店が入った雑居ビル
I find the stative use of 入る completely natural in cases where it expresses elements or subsets of a set, e.g. google "カテゴリに入る", but in the more concrete "be inside" meaning here I find it a bit strange, so I'll wait for others to comment/reply.
Nov
24
comment Causative を and は, are they interchangable?
@Splikie, what's the difference between A and B? I don't think you've understood the contrastive wa correctly. The contrast goes on 遠野くん. 遠野くん, but not others.
Nov
18
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Oct
29
comment Does ようとした always mean failure to try doing something?
@user4092, what's the difference?
Oct
28
comment Preparing for a fight in Osaka (dialectal んやったなぁ)
You mean "こんなもんだったらなぁ斬ることもできない"? That's definitely possible. But なぁ is also dialectal, so it might not be "pure" hyojungo.
Oct
28
answered Preparing for a fight in Osaka (dialectal んやったなぁ)
Oct
28
comment How to parse 親も辞書を買ってやったかいがあるってもんだ
Getting closer. There's no "thought", もんだ is not short for 思うんだ. And there's no hypothetical situation "would be". They bought the dictionary, and it was worth it.
Oct
28
comment How to parse 親も辞書を買ってやったかいがあるってもんだ
It means "for someone other than me". "For me" would be くれた.
Oct
27
comment How to parse 親も辞書を買ってやったかいがあるってもんだ
買ってやった is throwing you off. やった exactly doesn't mean "for me"
Oct
21
answered Help on Adjective Conjugation
Oct
13
comment What does えんやらやっと mean?
Interesting, I didn't know this one. I know えんやこら, which seems related.