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Jan
7
comment Different meaning of 何?
@yadokari, I fully agree with Hyperworm's analysis. Japanese allows question words in dependent clauses, but in English the rules for wh-extraction from dependent clauses are more complicated. You might be able to get away with "What will my heart be forgiven if I lose (on top of what I already lost)", but it sounds rather awkward, and it's not easy to see where the "what" was extracted from.
Dec
23
comment What does “クズな” mean?
@Dono, I don't find 犬なだけ ungrammatical at all. Google has lots of hits for it. And I did already try another noun, 男. See my comment above.
Dec
22
comment What does “クズな” mean?
@Billy, yes, that might be recent usage, however, that's not relevant for the question. You can also say nounなだけ with non-な-adjectives, e.g. つまらない男なだけさ, it's just that I'm a foolish guy.
Dec
22
comment What does “クズな” mean?
@Dono, you must be playing the devil's advocate here, I cannot imagine that you don't know that な here is the attributive version of copula.
Dec
22
answered About -eru and -aru verb pairs that are not transitive/intransitive counterpart of each other
Dec
21
comment How does ウァ differ from ワ and ヴァ?
@H0efi, what do you mean "are the same"? They're obviously not the same. But when used for Japanese, they are pronounced the same, /wa/. When used to describe foreign pronunciation, there are no clear rules. But there seems to be a convention to transcribe Latin /va/ as ウァ.
Dec
20
answered How does ウァ differ from ワ and ヴァ?
Dec
19
revised Double subject construction?
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Dec
19
revised Double subject construction?
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Dec
19
comment Double subject construction?
@snailplane, whoops, you're right. I'll update my answer. Thanks
Dec
19
comment Why is 間{かん} used to denote some amounts of time but not others?
@oldergod, yes, but 一分間, 一ヶ月間 and 一年間 also exist, which I suppose is what is causing the confusion.
Dec
19
answered Double subject construction?
Dec
19
answered Where does the suffix 〜がる come from?
Dec
17
answered Except for pitch, what are the differences in pronunciation between Kansaiben and Tokyoben?
Dec
17
accepted 形容詞 ending in /ei/ and /ii/
Dec
17
comment Is みんな being used as a “counter”?
@Tim, in the examples みんな is used as an adverb, so it's not a case of が-elision (皆, 全て can be used as adverbs even in registers where you wouldn't omit particles). As for 世界の子供はみんなが私を知っています, it's not incorrect, but I believe it's not very common since 世界の子供 and みんな refer to the same thing.
Dec
17
comment How do you write the sound “wu”?
@ogicu8abruok, thanks, but that video is not available in my region.
Dec
17
comment How do you write the sound “wu”?
@ZhenLin, well [β] is already an allophone of /b/ in Japanese, so that just confirms my theory that /v/ doesn't exist (for all) in Japanese. That it is supposed to represent a labiodental voiced fricative, is confirmed here: ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%B4 "有声唇歯摩擦音"
Dec
14
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Dec
14
revised How do you write the sound “wu”?
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