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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).
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
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.
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?
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 ;-) ).
Jul
24
comment います and あります usage
+1. I never knew that things are this way: "車がいます。 if it is being driven by a human.". Thank you.
Jul
20
comment Is it standard practice, or acceptable, to connect strokes in certain characters of hiragana?
Ad link: Wow! That "seal style" is cool, looks like an Egyptian inscription. I did not know of it.
Jun
7
comment What is って doing in this sentence?
guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/clause, section "Using relative verb clauses as adjectives" explains it nicely.