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Sep
27
revised Is it ok for non-japanese to refer to themselves as 僕{ぼく} and if not why?
Furigana for the win!
Sep
27
accepted Shouldn't there be a のは in this sentence?
Sep
27
comment Shouldn't there be a のは in this sentence?
Aha! That である is not directly attached to 要素 was the information that cracked this code for me. I think I can see it now.
Sep
27
revised What's the literal and natural translation of たるもの?
Furigana for the win!
Sep
27
asked Shouldn't there be a のは in this sentence?
Sep
27
awarded  Taxonomist
Sep
27
comment Words with metathesis
Calling あらたしい -> あたらしい "metathesis" but ふんいき -> ふいんき "lazy" is just a cognitive bias for ones current point in history. As if all the changes that have happened now are justified simply because they happened, and the changes happening now are wrong because they haven't completed. Personally, I always say ふいんき because that's how I hard it from Japanese people, and it somehow rolls off the tongue easier. The question isn't whether or not this kind of change is right or wrong, but whether or not current record keeping technologies make this kind of shift harder.
Sep
25
revised Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?
Added more clarification of answer sought.
Sep
25
accepted Is this the denial of a statement, or a statement of denial?
Sep
24
revised Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?
Typo.
Sep
24
comment Can I use 行っている間(に) in the sense of a habitual action?
I've branched this discussion into another question here: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3262/…
Sep
24
asked Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?
Sep
22
accepted Why did の disappear from 山手, but in 御茶ノ水 it's in katakana?
Sep
20
revised Is this the denial of a statement, or a statement of denial?
Fixed typos.
Sep
20
asked Is this the denial of a statement, or a statement of denial?
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
19
accepted Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
Sep
19
revised Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
Removed erroneous reading for 大金
Sep
19
comment Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
@Louis: I have never heard the word pecuniary before. Who knew I'd learn English on this site... ;) In any case, 金銭 fits fine, but my question is why doesn't 大金 fit.
Sep
19
asked Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?