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Feb
26
comment Why would one use 当て字?
@Earthliŋ I remember reading in Henshall's book that メ is an old reading for 米, which is why it got used in the ateji 「亜米利加」. Of course, 日本国語大辞典 backs up when Enno Shioji says: 「米」は「アメリカ」のあて字「亜米利加」の略
Feb
26
comment How to say “I am unfortunately getting frustrated”
@Anthony I edited this question a while ago to try to reflect the question as you explained it in the comments, but that was a mistake--we're not supposed to edit questions in a way that invalidates existing answers. My apologies! So I tried to fix my mistake by rolling back the edit. If it turns out that you want to ask the question the way I edited it, please ask it as a separate question :-) Thank you!
Feb
26
revised How to say “I am unfortunately getting frustrated”
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Feb
26
comment How to say “I am unfortunately getting frustrated”
@Hyperworm Oh, my apologies. That was my edit--I was trying to make the question reflect what the OP was trying to ask based on their comments. But in retrospect, I probably shouldn't have made that edit after the question already had answers. (In general, we shouldn't allow questions to be edited in a way that invalidates existing answers.) To fix my mistake, I reverted the edit!
Feb
25
comment How to say “no thank you, I don't want / need it”?
@Tim It might be helpful if you explained a little bit about the proper intonation.
Feb
25
comment How to say “no thank you, I don't want / need it”?
おかえり、hippietrail さん!
Feb
25
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
comment Strange usage of に particle
Did you mean to say Martin's Reference Grammar of Japanese? If so, に versus で is described on pp.216-221. (Did Miller write a grammar of Japanese?)
Feb
25
comment How to write the name !xobile in Katakana?
Can you write !xobile in IPA?
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is を used in real Japanese?
Feb
24
comment How can you express “as long as you want”?
@TokyoNagoya Ash's answer was posted only one minute after yours. It seems more likely that Ash was typing it before yours was posted...
Feb
24
comment Does this Japanese sentence sound right?
The original is 11 syllables. Your Japanese is 25 moras. All of the answers are long, too. If you want to be able to sing the translation to the original song, you'll probably want to make it shorter...
Feb
23
revised Does 両目 have a special meaning or is it just a mistake?
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Feb
23
answered Does 両目 have a special meaning or is it just a mistake?
Feb
23
comment How do you say 'to die from…' in Japanese?
Pardon the silly question: are you trying to talk about literally dying, or are you using it as a figure of speech (to express "I would be extremely bored")?
Feb
23
comment How to say “Hey hurry up! you'll be late!”?
Other users can come across this thread on Google searches and such, so comments and answers are still welcome, even if the original user doesn't need them.
Feb
23
revised とか vs. って vs. という vs. と言われている
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Feb
22
revised Usage of nan desu?
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Feb
21
comment What's the difference between 何【なん】 and 幾【いく】 when referring to amounts?
@yu_ominae If so, then you could say it is "no longer productive". In other words, it no longer combines to "produce" new words and phrases, but the old combinations are still around. (I don't know whether this is the case or not, I just wanted to introduce the term :-)