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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
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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
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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
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revised Can the appositive have more than one meaning in a phrase?
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Sep
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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
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revised Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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revised Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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Sep
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revised Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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Sep
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answered Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
Sep
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comment I can't quite understand the meaning of 自分でも
The Tanaka corpus (known to be full of errors, mind you) has these three sentences: (1) 「自分でもそれが解っているんだけと。」 = "I know it myself."   (2) 「自分でもそれをやってみなさい。」 = "Do it by yourself."   (3) 「自分でもそれをやってみます。」 = "I'll do it by myself too."  You've supplied sentences 1 and 3 with the translations for 1 and 2.
Sep
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answered Is this sentence in a different language or is it just gibberish?
Sep
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comment Is my hiragana writing understandable?
You should try writing in boxes for now. It'll help you pay attention to the proportions, which will help you make nicer looking characters. You can buy or print special paper for practicing writing, or you can buy a notebook of graph paper. (You can write in 2x2 boxes at a time so you can see where the center of each box is as you write.) Also see the video Choko linked below.