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Garbage-collecting duck-typer. Test-infected. Hopefully he is not alone who would like UNIX rewritten with GC memory and closure support in system, kernel API in Javascript, (Python, Ruby, Smalltalk), and C layer deprecated and emulated on top of the former.

I use Windows on workstation and FreeBSD on server.

Recently dipped myself into the mobile app world.


Oct
1
comment Only 〜ます in ending verb vs. 〜ませんでした
Thanks for the link, some things are clearer, but what I asked is a bit different thing - why mas- is two times there (one in masen, one in contracted dearimasita), when there should only be one in last verb. Was this version (as the answer shows there was a race between three versions) just selected "as one" so no one seemed to have problem with two mas- as they were not seen as separate? Or would it be strange to drop the mas- part in the actual verb and have something like "nai desita" (as it wasn't in any of the versions it probably is a bit strange).
Oct
1
asked Only 〜ます in ending verb vs. 〜ませんでした
Jan
25
awarded  Commentator
Jan
25
comment How to say “Should we [do something]?”
You're right, via guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/polite: "The masu-form must always come at the end of a complete sentence and never inside a modifying relative clause. When we learn compound sentences, we will see that each sub-sentence of the compound sentence can end in masu-form as well.", so in compond sentences, as this one, it is ok for both verbs to be polite; it is only about intra-sentence verb clause.
Jan
25
comment How to say “Should we [do something]?”
Shouldn't it be "日本語で はなすか、それとも英語で はなしますか?" AFAIK, only the last verb should be in polite form in the sentence?
Jan
6
comment Siri's pronunciation of ふ
Yeah, I did that as well. Same for ち.
Jan
6
answered Siri's pronunciation of ふ
Jan
6
comment Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
@virmaior I changed it to "many characters". Not every, of course.
Jan
6
revised Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
not _every_ character is optimized
Jan
4
revised Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
The question is about stroke order
Jan
4
suggested suggested edit on Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
Jan
4
answered Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
Jan
4
awarded  Organizer
Jan
4
revised What does これも at the start of a sentence mean?
the question is about specific use of particle mo and is not about any slang
Jan
4
suggested suggested edit on What does これも at the start of a sentence mean?
Mar
30
comment に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
I am wondering what I got the downvote for in this answer - there isn't anything false there, is it?
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Dec
26
comment に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
I can't, on a spot. You have began your question with "All the に vs で comparisons I can find ..." so I think they have more examples; as I said, it doesn't matter if you do state of being or a verb; treat is as a verb (BTW you effectively used a verb since です is historically contraction of であります ;-) ).
Dec
26
answered に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
Oct
2
revised Why does the か come before です in this question?
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