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May
10
comment How does one use the “[V ます stem] に [Vタ]” pattern (as in 待ちに待った)?
The expression with negation is more productive than your answer might suggest. 見るに見れない, 聞くに聞けない, やめるにやめられない etc. are possible.
May
9
comment What is the difference between 見える【みえる】/聞こえる【きこえる】 and 見られる【みられる】/聞ける【きける】?
@Matt Thanks for the info. I'm in no way an expert on CJ, and I actually thought they were the same morpheme because of cases like 消ゆる→消える and 燃ゆる→燃える. But thinking about it again, I can see that with けす and もやす, the pattern is different, so I need to revise my theory...
May
9
comment What is the difference between 一緒【いっしょ】に and 二人【ふたり】で?
@DaveMG Sorry if I didn't explain well enough. "I" is strictly one person, but there's still a difference between "I am going" and, say, "I am going by myself". If you say "We are both going" that doesn't necessarily mean "we" are going by ourselves, but if you say 二人で行く, it means that two persons are going by themselves, no more people.
May
8
comment Multiple onyomi
or かみて ........
May
8
comment Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
@Flaw I've never heard 生きようため. You mean after the form 生きる? I think both 生きるため and 生きるがため work.
May
7
comment <te form> + っと (conditional particle)
@ogicu8abruok Many "proper" modern japanese forms come from this process, 走りて -> 走って etc.
May
7
comment Is “今の” in “今のは誰?” considered a synthetic noun?
@Pacerier "だれの母さんの兎の人参は赤い?" is ungrammatical. You probably mean "だれの母さんの兎の人参が赤い?"
May
7
revised In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
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May
7
answered <te form> + っと (conditional particle)
May
7
revised Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
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May
7
comment Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
@jkerian Sorry, maybe I lack the background to understand your comment. Is there supposed to be a negative correlation between gapping and format/written/newspaper-like language?
May
3
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May
2
answered How can you figure out whether 鍵【かぎ】 means “lock” or “key”?
May
2
comment Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?
Just curious... do we have any "authoritative" sources saying multiple はs are wrong? It might be considered bad style, but downright wrong? rate.livedoor.biz/archives/50375900.html
May
2
revised Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
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May
2
answered Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
Apr
26
answered What differences, if any, are there between 婦 and 女?
Apr
26
comment Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words?
Not sure I understand the "tuna" example... why would it be "tsuna"?
Apr
26
revised Why is 「この人」 sometimes pronounced like 「このしと」?
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Apr
26
answered Why is 「この人」 sometimes pronounced like 「このしと」?