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Jun
4
answered A Question About the Suffix さ
Jun
4
answered Where does the れ reading of 落 in 洒落 come from?
Jun
4
answered Please explain the end of this conversation, especially the あってこそ part of it
Jun
3
comment “雷{かみなり}” is thunder, or lightning, or both?
Although, as you say, the dropping of the particle is almost mandatory in speech, I would argue that it's は being dropped, not が. 雷が聞こえた? sounds strange, unless you're asking to confirm what the other person is saying.
Jun
3
comment Difference between と and とは
Not much difference in this case, although the latter strikes me as a bit more common. I would categorize the は in the latter sentence as a contrastive wa: "(I knew it was big, but) I didn't think it was this big".
May
31
reviewed Approve The meaning of the phrase 'sou janai' (romaji)
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed The difference between using 元気 and 宜しい/宜しく
May
31
reviewed Close Can someone help me identify this font?
May
29
comment Can『ます形』やすい and 『ます形』にくい be rephrased as やすく『ます形』and にくく『ます形』?
Better: 長い鉛筆を使うと書きやすくなります.
May
28
comment How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
@Pacerier, 寝ぼけんじゃ is a contraction of 寝ぼけるんじゃ, whereas 寝ぼけてんじゃ is a contraction of 寝ぼけてるんじゃ. You can use both ぼけるんじゃ or ぼけてるんじゃ here, though.
May
26
comment sentential modifiers(?) and relative clause question
Sounds like they're just 2 names for the same thing. If you're asking why one has ~でいる, while the other has ~う, that's a bit more complicated to explain.
May
26
comment Do Japanese actually pronounce the “v” sound?
@TheWanderingCoder, examples?
May
26
comment Do Japanese actually pronounce the “v” sound?
@broccoliforest, you mean you pronounce word-internal /b/ like a voiced labiodental fricative? If you are a native speaker, I seriously doubt that. My guess is that you weaken it to a voiced bilabial fricative [β] (which is standard intervocally). It's possible that you perceive [v] as the same sound, since Japanese speakers seem to have trouble distinguishing the labiodentals from the bilabials.
May
25
comment What is that suspentive の particle?
I would say they're just usual "possessive" のs, with unusual comma use. Are you saying you suspect they have a different grammatical function?
May
25
answered The positive ~じゃない
May
23
comment The origins and mechanics of pitch accent in SJ compounds
@Choco, the first syllable of 地下 is typically devoiced in 標準語 so doesn't phonetically have a pitch. I wonder if that is why there's a listing with accent on the second. Native speakers still perceive pitches, including accents, on devoiced syllables, though, and AFAIK there's no standard explanation why.
May
17
comment ~んだね as command
What makes you think 逃げるんだ and 逃げるんだよ are rather forceful?
May
14
comment I think it's incorrect: 小さいのより大きい方がいいです。 is it?
@JanusBahsJacquet, yes, 大きいのの方 is perfectly grammatical.
May
13
comment Can a man address a woman with sama 様【さま】?
I see. Just be aware that a lot of historical fiction contains, if not decidedly historically wrong, then heavily stylized language.
May
13
comment Can a man address a woman with sama 様【さま】?
"I've seen Japanese women address their husbands with the -sama suffix" I'm curious, where? I can't deny it happens, but it strikes me as quite unusual. -san is very common, though.