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location Kagoshima-shi, Japan
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I'm hitchhiking around Asia, learning bits of the languages on the road as needed.

I'm now in Kagoshima after over a month in Okinawa.

召し上がり方
今、売れています
毎日得だ値
超目玉品


Apr
5
revised What is the origin of ポイ as in “タバコのポイ”?
typo its/it's
Apr
5
comment What is the origin of ポイ as in “タバコのポイ”?
@YangMuye: Yes there is a SAD - serial anonymous downvoter improving the site to their way of thinking by downvoting many questions, not just mine. I hope this cheers them up.
Apr
5
asked What is the origin of ポイ as in “タバコのポイ”?
Apr
5
comment ~った with a noun (生い立ち > 生い立った) - what's really going on?
Yes all languages have verbal nouns of various kinds, and they are usually full of quirks. English has two kinds (gerund and infinitive) with different quirks. I've been trying to find and read some papers on it and it seems Japanese has at least three kinds, as usual, each with different quirks. My question is about trying to understand this particular kind of verbal noun and its quirks.
Apr
5
revised In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
hide the urls - especially the long ugly one
Apr
5
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
Usually similar features in Okinawan and Japanese can be traced back to a common origin, or a hypothetical one when evidence is lacking. That's more common than Okinawan borrowing grammar points directly from modern Japanese.
Apr
5
comment Have you tried XYZ before?
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on koregusu.
Apr
5
comment What does だ mean at the end of a sentence or following a noun
It's not a particle but it's easy to see why a learner might think it is. In any case the question is still about whether it is a particle so the particles tag is warranted.
Apr
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does だ mean at the end of a sentence or following a noun
Apr
5
comment What does だ mean at the end of a sentence or following a noun
だ means "is". It's kind of a special verb and usually called the "copula". This is the plain form, you might be more familiar with です.
Apr
5
revised What does だ mean at the end of a sentence or following a noun
edited tags
Apr
5
comment ~った with a noun (生い立ち > 生い立った) - what's really going on?
By the way, what am I missing about おひたつ vs おいたつ? Googling seems to find it being used as a verb but I don't have near the Japanese to be able to read the hits...
Apr
5
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
Yes Google hits can give some useful hints to help steer your research, but very often it's not enough on its own to draw a final conclusion. There's more than one reason one query might be more common than another.
Apr
5
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
Well I guess I'm alone in reading this as you wanting to know which kanji is correct to use when you know it's normally written in kana but still want to use kanji for some effect. Perhaps you should explain in more detail what you want.
Apr
5
comment ~った with a noun (生い立ち > 生い立った) - what's really going on?
Thanks for editing the wiktionary entry (I assume it was you). Would you say that 生い立ち is the renyokei form of 生い立つ? Now the etym says "from" but not how/what achieves/causes the derivation.
Apr
4
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
I definitely agree it's too brief and I wouldn't have upvoted it had it not addressed a point more directly and matter-of-factly than in other responses.
Apr
4
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
Across languages the concepts "to exist" and "to have/possess" often overlap in interesting ways. In Mandarin Chinese 有 is "to have" and 在 is "to exist" but also "in, at". I'm guessing it was similar in the old version of Chinese back when Japanese borrowed these characters. They have different sounds in Chinese but they are homophonous in Japanese which seems to have chosen at one point to distinguish in writing what is not distinguished in speech. Interesting stuff!
Apr
4
revised Difference between った and ってた
edited tags
Apr
4
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
Well it's kind of like that. I took a photo of the appropriate section of a grammar book of Okinawan that I found in a secondhand bookshop but couldn't afford. I'll try to add it when I go through my photos at some point.
Apr
4
comment ~った with a noun (生い立ち > 生い立った) - what's really going on?
With what I've learned from your answers I've made some enhancements to the English Wiktionary's entries for the related terms: 生い立ち