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Sep
15
comment Difference between 切る and 切れる?
言い切れるis the potential of 言い切る, 切れる is both an intransitive verb and the potential of the transitive verb 切る.
Sep
13
answered Any rules for a suffix on english words?
Sep
12
comment Why is it なさそう and not なそう
@Axioplase, that might be a thread worth following, but it doesn't explain why it's not なひそう or ないそう, also it doesn't explain よさそう and うさそう.
Sep
12
comment Why is it なさそう and not なそう
So do you say 濃さそう or 濃そう? I believe the last form is the more common, contradicting your rule.
Sep
12
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Sep
11
comment What forms of verbs (potential or passive) are more frequent in Japanese?
@JesseGood, I'd like to write an answer, but I kinda lost confidence now. Researching a bit, it seems that originally the Japanese passive was mostly used as the "passive of inconvenience" as in 財布を盗まれた, but is used more neutrally now because of western influence. It's a bit hard to see the full picture...
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 homonyms tag wiki excerpt
Aug
30
reviewed Reject 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