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Sep
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awarded  Curious
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
30
answered te-form without a final verb and its usage as a conditional
Aug
30
answered What is the most accurate (literal) translation of でしょう?
Feb
21
awarded  Yearling
Oct
12
comment Tips for japanese online radio or podcasts
TuneIn Radio and some extra text to let me post
Aug
6
comment Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?
@atlantiza Sorry, just the part about common folks not writing down their thoughts and such.. :) Maybe common sense is the wrong term, but it's something you'd know if you've gone to elementary school I think. (wow I sound like such an ass now)
Aug
4
answered Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?
Aug
1
awarded  Talkative
Aug
1
comment How did やわらかい gain its い?
I wish to remember reading somewhere that Japanese tend to prefer い-adjectives, which is reflected by the fact that there are a lot more of them. Perhaps some of the above natives can confirm this. Then it's quite possible that it simply "turned into" an い-adjective, much like 新しい originated from 新たな.
Jul
27
comment Relation between kanji readings and meanings
@aoeuueoa I'm not sure if you say いき is a reading of 生 when it's written 生き though, I think(!) you say い is a reading of 生 in a case like this. And I was hoping for more examples of other kanjis, but maybe you got the answer you were looking for from Chris.
Jul
27
comment Relation between kanji readings and meanings
なま doesn't have the connotation of raw, it means raw. And I don't think いき is a reading of 生. I'd like to see more examples to prove your point. Yes, most often one or more of the words a kanji is used in relates to the meaning of the kanji itself. This seem rather logical to me and while I don't know a whole lot of kanjis yet myself, I think it would be easier to find kanjis where none of the words it's used in relates to the meaning of the kanji itself.
Jul
20
comment What does なきや mean?
Splitting hairs here, and I may not even be right, but I thought ~なきゃ was a contraction of ~なくては. なくては -> なくちゃ -> なきゃ.
Jul
19
comment dekireba/dekitara
@dainichi it has been edited now, yes. Completely rewritten, even.
Jul
17
awarded  Quorum
Jun
26
accepted は as sentence final particle
Jun
26
comment は as sentence final particle
Thank you, simple as that. :) I have not come across わ as a particle in my studies yet.
Jun
26
asked は as sentence final particle
Jun
12
comment What are the rules for substituting の with ん?
@TsuyoshiIto "I am not writing this to convince you" - well you're doing a pretty good job of it. :) I agree that there are probably patterns we follow even when being lazy in this manner.