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Oct
7
revised What is the meaning and application of ren'youkei?
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Oct
7
revised What is a subsidiary verb?
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Oct
7
answered What is a subsidiary verb?
Oct
6
comment Reason for 「のか」 and 「かもしれません」 in 「何を言っているのかわからないかもしれませんけど」
This answer seems mostly fine, but I'm not sure about the last paragraph. I don't think "poetic reasons" is the best explanation for けど without a following clause.
Oct
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Oct
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the origin and usage of the word いい?
Oct
6
revised 「予定調和」 usage in casual speech
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Oct
6
comment 「予定調和」 usage in casual speech
Are you referring to sense 2 here? dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/228010/m0u
Oct
5
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
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Oct
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
Oct
4
comment Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
I would actually recommend a source like A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar to learn the basics of the passive construction rather than EDICT-based dictionaries or websites like JREF or Tae Kim.
Oct
4
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
Oct
4
revised Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
grammar; broke the first paragraph into two so that it's easier to read.
Oct
4
comment Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
@BrunoLopes To get an idea of the range of uses of に, see the Progressive J-E Dictionary. But to really understand how に works, you'll want to learn the uses one at a time, like you're doing in this case.
Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
@user312440 Please listen to these recordings on Forvo. Note the pitch pattern of うつくしい{LHHHL} and that the second vowel is devoiced: ja.forvo.com/word/%E7%BE%8E%E3%81%97%E3%81%84/#ja
Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
I think that 美しい is a common word, although maybe less common than きれい. I honestly don't think there is any chance whatsoever that a trained voice actor in a film chose not to say 美しい because it was "hard to say", but perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you mean by those words.
Oct
3
answered Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
Oct
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does よう at the end of the sentences mean?
Oct
3
comment How to write “I'm going to sleep tomorrow”?
@usukidoll istrasci's comment was directed toward the other commenter. No one said you were doing anything wrong. This question is fine :-) (I am not sure why it was downvoted―possibly because of romaji?)
Oct
3
comment How do I translate the word “Town's End”?
There is an explanation for ベット, and it is not an error. Geminate devoicing from e.g. /dd/ → /tt/ typically occurs when there are other voiced obstruents in the same morpheme, so ベッド optionally becomes ベット (with no real distinction) but ヘッド generally does not become *ヘット. See Kohei Nishimura's thesis Lyman's Law in Loanwords or Shigeto Kawahara's subsequent research.