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Sep
13
revised 〜くはない vs 〜くない in adjective negations
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Sep
11
revised What's difference between 昼(hiru) and 正午(shōgo)?
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Sep
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ない an “auxiliary verb”?
Sep
11
revised Differences between 勉強する、習う、学ぶ and 学習する?
The question should contain a question.
Sep
10
comment Some questions regarding ~てくる (edited)
I think your question about the durative/punctual contrast would be better off asked separately from your question about ~てくる.
Sep
8
revised Looking for a translation コミカライズ
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Sep
8
revised Etymological origin of -n in 洗 (セン)
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Sep
8
answered Etymological origin of -n in 洗 (セン)
Sep
7
revised Looking for an explanation of the usage "あったものじゃない”
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Sep
7
comment Why is Danny written & pronounced ダニー and not ダニ?
Compare コピー 'copy', コリー 'Collie', ダミー 'dummy', バギー 'buggy', バニー 'bunny', ヘビー 'heavy', ベビー 'baby', ルビー 'ruby', etc.
Sep
7
revised What is the difference between 〜を〜とする and 〜を〜とした before nouns?
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Sep
7
comment What's the reading of 傾げる? かしげる or かたげる?
@virmaior I think /g/ occurred later in the development of Japanese than /k/, and a common source of /g/ in native words is from prenasalization, so it seems like a rather plausible guess.
Sep
6
comment Why are the verb classes called ichidan and godan?
There used to be 二段 and 四段 though, and the question asks about these. Would you like to add anything to your answer?
Sep
6
answered What does “irregular” mean in a sense of a missing okurigana letter? (上【あ】がる・上【あが】る, 明【あか】るい・明【あかる】い)
Sep
5
comment Use of おく and 方 in this sentence
奥{おく} in the Progressive J-E Dictionary - 方{ほう} in the same dictionary
Sep
5
revised Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
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Sep
4
revised Can the appositive have more than one meaning in a phrase?
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Sep
4
comment Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
The earliest cite in 日本国語大辞典 for ユーフォー is around that time (two years earlier in 1975). I don't think that timeline contradicts anything since the shorter pronunciation was (and is) still used in English. It's certainly plausible that the song you mention popularized the borrowing, but again I don't see what that would contradict. Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert—I'm just trying to do my best with what resources I have available.
Sep
3
revised Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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Sep
3
revised Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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