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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.

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).
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.
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?
comment Siri's pronunciation of ふ
Yeah, I did that as well. Same for ち.
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.
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?
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 ;-) ).
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.
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.
comment What is って doing in this sentence?
guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/clause, section "Using relative verb clauses as adjectives" explains it nicely.