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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)!


Sep
11
comment What forms of verbs (potential or passive) are more frequent in Japanese?
I think you have a point that passives are less common than in English for inanimate patients. But that is probably not the case for animate patients. 言われた、怒られた etc are very common with animate subjects. Constructs like 行かされた are also very common, more than English "was made go" "was told to go" etc.
Sep
11
comment What forms of verbs (potential or passive) are more frequent in Japanese?
"the standard dialect (東京弁)". So are you saying that 東京弁=標準語?
Sep
11
comment What forms of verbs (potential or passive) are more frequent in Japanese?
This question might be of interest japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4588/…
Sep
10
comment Etymology and usage of 凸待ち
@ZhenLin, many IMEs reorder choices according to what you use the most.
Sep
4
comment When is 着ける used in context of clothes? (eg in comparison to 着る, する、履く)
On top of user1205935's 巻く, 被{かぶ}る is usually used for hats and はめる for gloves. I might be missing others too.
Sep
4
answered Using “ha” instead of “wa” with QWERTY keyboards
Aug
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on homonyms tag wiki excerpt
Aug
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on homonyms tag wiki
Aug
28
revised How to say “also” or “too”
minor grammar fixes
Aug
28
comment What does the construction “passive voice + ままに” mean? (~{ら}れるままに)
@SomethingJapanese 言われるまま is definitely ongoing. 通り is similar as you say, but focuses on following the orders to the point, whereas まま focuses on not making objections.
Aug
28
comment What does the construction “passive voice + ままに” mean? (~{ら}れるままに)
@user1205935, not at all.
Aug
28
answered What does the construction “passive voice + ままに” mean? (~{ら}れるままに)
Aug
28
comment Expressing desire of a third party using したいそうです
@TsuyoshiIto, would you say that's also the case for 留学したい「ん」です? Although I agree that the rule generally applies, I can think of situations (e.g. the third person is 身内 and you want to make a strong statement) where 姉は海外留学したいんです doesn't sound that unnatural to me.
Aug
27
comment How did 家, 手, and 士 come to be included in the names of professions?
@Tim, So do you have to be elite to be an 愛煙家? :P
Aug
24
comment Kanji for native Japanese concepts: Kun'yomi spanning multiple morphemes
@taylor, what's not formal about the above rules? If you mean a complete grammar, I don't think it's easy to make one. Language evolution and the choice of kanji aren't predictable, these transformations aren't productive.
Aug
24
comment Kanji for native Japanese concepts: Kun'yomi spanning multiple morphemes
@taylor, what do you mean by a transformational rule?
Aug
24
answered Kanji for native Japanese concepts: Kun'yomi spanning multiple morphemes
Aug
23
comment Use of unit abbreviations in Japanese
30℃=摂氏30度. People would rarely say that in Japan, though, since Celcius is the default.
Aug
22
comment When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
@jkerian, I'm not confusing the two, I'm saying that 送る is an action verb, i.e. the ている form expresses the progressive, not the perfective. But I'm losing confidence. Looking online and inquiring with other speakers, it seems some people would even use 食べている to mean "have eaten". This is not a natural use for me, but maybe I'm biased wrt. dialect and/or age group. Maybe I should ask another question about this from a diachronical/regional standpoint.
Aug
22
revised When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
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