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revised How to turn an independent clause into a subject?
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revised How to turn an independent clause into a subject?
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comment ない in つまらない and similar adjectives and their conjugation with すぎる
Google Japanese Web N-gram corpus search results: 5158 for つまらなすぎる (without さ) and 942 for つまらなさすぎる (with さ).
Feb
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Feb
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revised What is the role of the そうに?
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Feb
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comment How to understand this phrase?
I didn't downvote, so I can only guess. Maybe it's because your gloss for まで is 'from'?
Feb
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revised How to understand this phrase?
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Feb
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revised What is the max number of kanji a jukugo can be made of?
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Feb
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comment What is the max number of kanji a jukugo can be made of?
外国為替市場 should probably be considered three words.
Feb
5
comment English for 食生活、衣生活
In its current state, I don't think we can really migrate this to EL&U. But, torazaburo, if you feel you can reformulate the question in a way that doesn't require specific knowledge of the Japanese language, you could re-ask there.
Feb
5
comment 「X」と「Y」と - how does the second と affect the sentence?
Your link doesn't appear to work. Did you accidentally paste the wrong text? By the way, you can find some literature on this topic by searching for "conjunction doubling", for example On the Nature of the Repetitive Coordinator To in Japanese. Also mentioned in Kuno 1973 (p.72 in the Japanese edition).
Feb
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revised 「X」と「Y」と - how does the second と affect the sentence?
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Feb
5
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall My only other guess is that you're accidentally putting a phonetic transcription in forward slashes instead of square brackets. Do you mean /æ/ is pronounced [a]? That seems more reasonable, as BrE /æ/ is quite low. (See e.g. the chart in A Course in Phonetics, 6th ed., p.90)
Feb
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comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall Please cite your sources. I am not saying you mean any particular vowel, just guessing based on the visual resemblance between ‹a› and ‹ɑ›. Since English has no phoneme indicated by the former, I have to guess what you mean, and I can't guess correctly since you use non-standard transcription conventions.
Feb
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comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
@Nothingatall Which vowel do you mean by /a/? Perhaps /ɑː/? English has no /a/ phoneme, so it's unclear.
Feb
5
comment Why would one use 当て字?
@rhyaeris Jukujikun is a type of ateji, as the Japanese Wikipedia page for 当て字 explains.
Feb
5
revised Need help with translation/grammar 「なんの」
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Feb
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comment Why would one use 当て字?
@rhyaeris Ateji is a very general term. It can mean the meaning is ignored or the readings are ignored. 明鏡国語辞典 defines it this way, and so does Japanese Wikipedia. In this case, the kanji are meaningful but the reading is assigned to both kanji as a whole, ignoring the individual readings. (Tangorin is just an interface to EDICT, which doesn't really categorize things like this very well.)
Feb
5
comment conjugation: やあります vs やります
What does "conjugating yaru to arimasu" mean?
Feb
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comment Japanese Ship Registration
@Nothingatall I think that unfortunately, people type Japanese as a tag and this tag pops up because the japanese tag itself is blacklisted. So both classical-japanese and english-to-japanese tend to show up on low quality questions.