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Jul
23
comment Is the difference between On and Kun readings greater than just the pronunciation of the character?
1 might be true in general, but there are special cases, see ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jul
23
answered How to know which On reading to use?
Jul
22
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Jul
20
comment Are 弱い相互作用 and 強い相互作用 unnatural?
@Gradius, is 弱気 really pure yamato kotoba? ki is 音読み.
Jul
18
comment dekireba/dekitara
@gibbon, the question seems clear enough to me. Maybe you should make it clearer what you find ill formed?
Jul
3
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Jul
3
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Jun
15
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
@sawa There does seems to be some confusion about this use of すく: oshiete.goo.ne.jp/qa/6307695.html. And for what it's worth, my dictionary (KENKYUSHA新ポケット和英辞典) lists LH as the pitch for 梳く, which is also how I would say it. My dictionary and I have been wrong before, though, so I'll try asking some 標準語 speakers.
Jun
15
comment What is the difference between 残念ながら and 残念なことに
別れている does not mean "am breaking up with you", it means "have broken up with you". ている for change-of-state verbs expresses then completed state.
Jun
15
comment What is the difference between がる and ぎみ?
Plain wrong. ぎみ does not mean "full of".
Jun
15
comment What is the difference in terms of grammar between きり and っぱなし?
That should be a compound noun.
Jun
13
answered What rules should be followed when saying “we”?
Jun
12
comment What are the rules for substituting の with ん?
@sawa I assumed the asker was only asking about the "genitive" の. Edited to clarify my assumption. It's obvious from your examples that different rules apply for substantivizing のs.
Jun
12
revised What are the rules for substituting の with ん?
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Jun
12
revised What are the rules for substituting の with ん?
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Jun
12
answered What are the rules for substituting の with ん?
Jun
8
comment A tough translation
@TsuyoshiIto I agree, the sentence seems to be missing some things.
Jun
8
revised A tough translation
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Jun
8
answered A tough translation
Jun
7
comment What are the exceptions of using に and で with regard to 住む and 勤める?
@gibbon, I don't think it makes sense to demand that comments provide insight to non-native speakers. Chocolate noticed other words which are peculiar in a similar way. To search for patterns is common for finding answers to questions, so Chocolate is helping others who might be able to use the hint to provide an answer. I find that a perfectly valid use of comments.