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Oct
22
comment 微温い versus 温い versus ぬくい versus ぬるい
ぬるい can also mean "not cold enough". Surely, you don't want your ぬるいビール to be warmer.
Oct
22
comment Why can 髪の毛 only refer to hair on your head?
gogen-allguide.com/ka/kami.html confirms @Dono's theory. Just to nitpick, though: The fact that they were once pronounced differently does no necessarily mean that they do not share etymology.
Oct
18
comment Range of numbers
2、4時間 doesn't sound natural to me... This construction is usually used with successive numbers, like [2、3時間]{にさんじかん} or [3、4時間]{さんよじかん}
Oct
18
answered Positioning of quantities (using counters)
Oct
18
comment Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?
I think you're right that adverbs generally tend to come immediately before their head. In the example case, 少なくとも modifies another adverb, and the question is whether the speaker wants it to modify 週に一度 or just 一度.
Oct
18
answered Explanation of the expression 気が済まない
Oct
18
comment Can you say “half hour” or must you say “30 minutes”?
The Japanese side of my family (which is from 徳島) uses 半時間 regularly, and the same construction with other units, like 半メートル and 半リットル. As you said, they don't seem to be used much in Tokyo, though.
Oct
17
answered 俺 and 僕 used as second person singular pronouns
Oct
17
comment Rules for emphasizing by lengthening sounds
So すんごい doesn't exist?
Oct
16
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Oct
6
comment What is the difference between べからず and べからざる?
The blank doesn't call for an adverb, it calls for a 終止形. べからず is the only 終止形 here. The 終止形 of べき is べし.
Oct
5
comment Distinguishing 沙 from 砂
My guess is that 沙 has a somewhat high rank because it is used in names. Its type, 人A, would seem to confirm that. Here's a list of names with 沙: kanji.reader.bz/more/%E6%B2%99
Oct
4
comment How does the use of いかんによっては in this question determine one answer over another?
It's correct that は is the key. But something doesn't quite make sense. 休みです doesn't mean "it may be a holiday". In fact, the は is the very thing creating the "depending on". Without it, the sentence could mean "As a result of the course of the typhoon, it will be a holiday".
Oct
3
comment What's the difference between 上る、登る and 昇る?
@Jeemusu, 上がる focuses slightly more on the endpoint, 上る slightly more on the path. But 階段を上る isn't uncommon at all, so it's fine to have it in the examples.
Oct
2
comment What しかりだ does mean?
@TsuyoshiIto. Yes, I realize you are right. I think I was thrown off because I've only seen it used as ~も(また)しかりだ
Oct
1
comment What しかりだ does mean?
You said "they (the silver and bronze saints) are just like gold saints". It's the other way around.
Oct
1
comment What しかりだ does mean?
I would say that the "although" applies to the "gold saints" more than the "12". Basically, although they are gold saints (which I assume to be high in rank than silver and bronze), they're just like silver and bronze saints, because they're young.
Oct
1
comment What しかりだ does mean?
Nope, the gold saints (which I assume to be higher in rank than silver and bronze saints) are just like silver and bronze saints because they're young.
Oct
1
comment Except for pitch, what are the differences in pronunciation between Kansaiben and Tokyoben?
The OP is not asking about vocab or grammar, but explicitly about "differences in pronunciation".
Oct
1
comment How do I write an foreign name that ends with consonant?
'In general words ending in a "sh" sound use the "shi" kana'. This isn't right. "ッシュ" is much more common, although there might be examples of "シ" (can't think of any, though).