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I speak Japanese semi-natively, but have never studied Japanese grammar formally (only the stuff I've picked up here and there). I'm very interested in grammar in general, but do not know much of the terminology specific to Japanese. Looking forward to learn (and teach)!


Nov
22
comment Are there any common grammatical errors made by native Japanese speakers?
Maybe this should be community wiki? There also seems to be some confusion between the imperative of ichidan verbs and godan verbs ending in -iru and -eru. Is it しゃべれ or しゃべろ, みれ or みろ etc. There might be some dialectal influence on this too, not sure.
Nov
22
comment Insertion of “y” sound between vowels
@alexandrec, glottal stop does occur in Japanese (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_phonology#Glottal_stop_insertion) but as you wrote, (usually) not between particles and what they attach to.
Nov
21
comment What are the “slots” in the Japanese agglutinative verb system?
(3) tabe-rare-sase-takat-ta `wanted to be forced into being eaten' I think you mean "wanted to force into being eaten"
Nov
21
answered Understanding the particle や in the phrase “今や”
Nov
21
comment Typo or am I missing something? 「ドイツ語も勉強しないとですね。」
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4846/…
Nov
21
answered Which forms of a verb do I need to memorize to distinguish ichidan from godan?
Nov
21
comment Which forms of a verb do I need to memorize to distinguish ichidan from godan?
I think you have to be clearer about your assumptions/definitions. Depending on definition, only "suru" and "kuru" are considered irregular in Japanese, in which case "Irregular Ichidan verbs ending in iru and eru" is unclear. Also, for regular verbs, you could argue that you only need to remember one form, as long as you remember the conjugations.
Nov
21
comment Can the particle は be used twice?
I'm not sure I agree with this. In e.g. 九月には彼は日本に帰ります none of the はs have to be contrastive.
Nov
21
answered Insertion of “y” sound between vowels
Nov
20
comment Is 千{せん} a “current” number construct?
@Gradius, interesting! Nice find.
Nov
20
comment Slang: What does テラス mean?
@Chocolate, me neither... makes me feel old T_T
Nov
20
comment Is accent position predictable for -i verbs in Osaka/Kansai?
"adjectives in the Tokyo dialect are completely predictable with the accent kernel on the penultimate mora" How about 赤い/甘い/厚い/暗い/やさしい which don't have an accent? Also, 無い seems to be another Kyoto-Osaka LH exception.
Nov
19
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Nov
16
comment What are the differences between じ and ぢ, and ず and づ?
Another one is チヂミ, a loanword from Korean.
Nov
16
comment What are the differences between じ and ぢ, and ず and づ?
I think you might be missing a point about the Portuguese transliteration. ぎ in Portuguese would be "gui", at least in modern orthography. From what I can gather from Googling, "ji" and "gi" are both /ʒi/ in modern Portuguese, but I'm wondering if "gi" used to be /dʒi/.
Nov
15
comment Interpreting 開ける when talking about 暇なとき
I think "open" refers to the game, not the DS
Nov
15
answered Can desire be expressed for entities that do not hold volition?
Nov
15
revised Noun followed by 「っぱだ」
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Nov
14
revised Is 千{せん} a “current” number construct?
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Nov
14
comment inter- and intra- prefix
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression, I didn't vote to close, I'm just guessing. As for 間 and 内, I'd say you're pretty much on the spot. If you're worried about consistency, maybe list some words that you feel dont fit the pattern.