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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.
May
13
comment Trying to understand numbers
いっぽん にっぽん? That's kind of cute, actually :D
May
13
comment Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
@dwakam, I wasn't able to find 仕事 as a サ変名詞 in any of the online dictionaries I usually look at. I'll be honest and say I don't know how cleanly you can separate suru-verbs from object-verb constructions, but at least in this case there are some hints pointing towards object-verb, e.g. 1 you can insert を, 仕事をする is fine, 利用をする is strange (at least unless you need to modify 利用) 2 仕事する cannot take an object, whereas 利用する can (何々を利用する)
May
13
revised Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
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May
13
comment Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
@dwakam, you're right, my wording isn't very precise. いただけませんか is a request, and いただく is 謙譲語. My point is that 頂いて下さい doesn't work. Hm... I wonder how I can phrase that.
May
10
answered Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
May
6
comment Can girls say いいな?
@MichaelChirico, any support for the statement that male-female distinctions are disappearing? Just curious, since it doesn't seem obvious to me.