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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
6
answered What is the meaning of あるある?
Feb
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
Hm... interesting. I wasn't able to find an authoritative answer either way. Let me know if you have one. I hear に怒る used for people all the time, which I guess is what got me confused. Googling, I see both used for both people and events. Googling for the difference, I see some saying it has to do with people versus events, and others saying it has to do with the level of anger.
Feb
6
comment What does the little っ (tsu) signify when at the end of a word?
@Pacerier, I'd say 4 morae. But even though the OP is asking about 'at the end of a word', I really think it makes more sense to say 'at the end of a phrase'. Between phrases, you have more liberty to put in small breaks. あっ and もう are really two separate interjections here, so even if you had a break between them, I don't think it would be considered wrong (although you might put in a comma to make it explicit).
Feb
6
comment Defining a particular 系
It's not, really, that only follows from the article. The literal translation would just be 'The type that is loved'.
Feb
6
answered Defining a particular 系
Feb
6
answered How is 〜んじゃない different from 〜じゃない?
Feb
5
comment ambiguity with すっと
never noticed that. 勉強になった
Feb
5
comment How do you know when to use みな or みんな?
+1, this made me laugh!
Feb
5
revised How can I differentiate agreement with the person and agreement with the idea?
clarification
Feb
5
comment Did standalone noun “好き” mean a person in classical Japanese?
+1, I wondered about this myself. Just one question: Although I'm aware that 上手 was used for a skilled person (as in 上手の手から水が漏れる), are you sure that it wasn't also used in the 形容動詞 way? In other words, are you sure that 好きこそものの上手なれ means "liker = exceller', not 'liking = excelling'?
Feb
5
answered Is it cool to use かっこいい in this way?
Feb
4
comment What does the little っ (tsu) signify when at the end of a word?
@Pacerier, are you asking about the moraic length of the glottal stop or the preceding mora?
Feb
3
comment Is the word ハーフ derogatory?
@MarkHosang Are you mixing 二世 にせい nisei, second-generation, with 日系 にっけい nikkei, ethnic Japanese? There is no such word as 'nikei'.
Feb
3
comment “太ってる猫” vs “太った猫”
@Pacerier, The funny thing is that although 太い人 isn't often used to mean 'thick person' (太った人 is more common), 細い人 is very often used to mean 'slim person' (although 痩せた人 is also common).
Feb
3
comment What is the origin and usage of the word いい?
For some reason, the vocative phrase よい子のみなさん! would sound strange with いい, although いい子 is normal.
Feb
2
answered What is the role of の in 「お父さんのバカ!」
Feb
2
comment What is the role of の in 「お父さんのバカ!」
@sawa, well 'fool' is a noun, but 'fool of my father' doesn't make sense either.
Feb
2
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
Rather than single-word-ness, I think that length is what is important. Langauges tend to develop short terms for frequently used concepts. 'Big brother' is only a bit longer than 'brother', but 足の足首より上の部分 is a lot longer than 足.
Feb
2
answered Any books or websites dedicated to Japanese tech/IT language?
Feb
2
answered How often does gairaigo get bikago?