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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)!


Feb
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answered Etymology of とんでもない
Feb
29
revised Does contraction and elision affect formation of relative clause?
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Feb
29
answered Does contraction and elision affect formation of relative clause?
Feb
29
comment ~たい forms of double-subject sentences
@summea I asked this question after reading the question you linked to. I don't think this was discussed. The difference between ありたい and 欲しい was discussed, but nobody questioned the correctness of the sentences I posted.
Feb
29
asked ~たい forms of double-subject sentences
Feb
28
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
You cannot reply to もっていますか with いません.
Feb
28
comment How the ~にあって form works - situations, places, times, what?
Although ある is possible for people as well, I personally prefer いる. For this particular expression, I also found both googling. But is this somehow a special case where にある for people is more common than usually?
Feb
28
comment Is the grammar of 心の冷たい人 idiomatic?
@TsuyoshiIto Interesting. I hadn't heard about "double subject construction" before. However, looking it up, it seems like it's just a fancy way of saying a sentence where the topic and the subject are separate. And since the topic is not necessarily the subject, "double subject" seems misleading to me.
Feb
28
comment What is the difference between は and のは?
(In modern Japanese) zero-nominalization is common in some particular constructs (see japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4489/…), but not in others. Omitting の in the example sentence will definitely mark you as a non-native speaker.
Feb
28
answered Art: What is オブジェ and what is not?
Feb
27
comment How is “rack” (as in billiards or pool) expressed?
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Feb
27
revised How is “rack” (as in billiards or pool) expressed?
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Feb
27
answered How does this meaning of 笑えないかな work?
Feb
26
comment In what way is the negative form of a verb an adjective?
@Ian I don't those are considered productive, are they? I haven't heard 赤げ or 赤がる either. Also, missing forms is usually not enough to expell a word from a word class. ある doesn't have a non-polite negative, but is still a verb.
Feb
26
comment Correct word for “indeed”
@KarlKnechtel Well, OP and dictionary.reference.com/browse/indeed seem to agree with me. I don't know what part of backchannel qualities you didn't like, but I'll post the link just in case en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backchannel_(linguistics)
Feb
26
comment たり sentence without the final たり
I don't understand this answer. つもり implies future, but “tend“ suggests habitual present.
Feb
24
comment Difference between 「来ませんでした」and「来なかったです」
@sawa, As I said, the question was not duplicate, the answer was. Otherwise, we would have to change the original question to be general enough to encompass this question as well.
Feb
24
answered Difference between 「来ませんでした」and「来なかったです」
Feb
24
comment How do I accurately convey “enough to make a difference”?
I'm a bit confused. The two uses of "different" compare different things. The first one compares the pronunciation of the two English words, the second one compares "differentiating the two words" and "not differentiating them".
Feb
24
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