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comment The origins and mechanics of pitch accent in SJ compounds
The NHK accent dictionary lists only yué, not yúe, for 故.
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comment The origins and mechanics of pitch accent in SJ compounds
"yúé" is explained on page 20: "In this book we attempt to show all possible varieties of accent in standard use for each word by placing an accent mark over the vowel at each point where a speaker might choose to locate the fall of pitch. In pronouncing the word kokóró [mo] 'the heart [also]', some people will say kokoró [mo] with the accent on the last syllable of the noun, while others―probably the majority―will say kokóro [mo], with the accent in the middle. [...]" It's worth reading the notational conventions chapter.
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comment Parsing and making sense of this sentence with multiple が's
Yeah, I think it's reasonable to use the parse metaphor when discussing how we should break down sentences, whether we do it consciously or not. And I think your sentence only has one likely parse, @akj.
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comment Thank you note to Japanese professor
A related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/13616/1478
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answered Translation - “form” (internet form you fill out, NOT an application)
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comment Japanese infinitives?
We've discussed this construction before, for example here: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/21654/1478 It's described in Martin's Reference Grammar of Japanese, p.401-407.
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comment Intransitive verbs and ている
It looks like Genki has oversimplified a bit...
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comment Beginner miscomprehension of spoken Japanese - finding wrong word boundaries
@dav Right now we're using this JavaScript, courtesy of cypher :-) gist.github.com/cyphr/6536814 If you have more questions about it, please feel free to join the Japanese.SE chat!
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comment What is the denotation of 方言?
But you probably shouldn't flatly state that they're related since there's no generally accepted hypothesis claiming that they are.
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comment What is the denotation of 方言?
See Vovin's Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin for evidence against your assertion that Japanese and Korean share a common ancestor.
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comment What is the denotation of 方言?
Victor Mair coined topolect as a translation of Chinese 方言, because he felt dialect wasn't quite right, even though it was (and still is, for most people) the usual translation.
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comment Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン?
@JLRishe Thanks, I borrowed your example for my answer :-)
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