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Feb
5
revised Standard for writing/pronouncing loanwords: ウインドー v.s. ウィンドウ, etc
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Feb
5
comment What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
This is discussed in Martin's 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese, pages 401-407.
Feb
5
revised 「一週間後に解約する」 but 「一週間後での解約」, why not the same particle?
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Feb
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revised What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
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Feb
5
comment ~しよう+としてします。 What is the meaning of this expression?
Are you sure about the する on the end?
Feb
5
comment Why words such as しばらく are almost always written in kana while words such as 石鹸 are usually in kanji?
@squirrel That's definitely true, although the most common examples (like 誰) were added to the list in 2010. On the flip side, there are jōyō kanji that are very rarely used, like 虞 and 璽. It's not a perfect list.
Feb
5
comment Why words such as しばらく are almost always written in kana while words such as 石鹸 are usually in kanji?
In BCCWJ, we find 418 results for 石鹸 and 492 for 石けん.
Feb
4
comment How does one keep from being confused about the pronunciation of 地下鉄?
From your question and comments it sounds like you're having a hard time properly hearing Japanese voicing contrasts. The answer is probably doing listening practice of some sort.
Feb
3
revised What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
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Feb
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revised What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
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Feb
3
revised Help with Kenjougo!
Long vowels
Feb
3
revised Help with Kenjougo!
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Feb
3
revised Scope of negation in 「カラオケはいちばんお金を使いません。」
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Feb
3
comment Difference between 変{か}わり and 変{か}える
In the context of Japanese verbal morphology, [t͡s] occurs exclusively before /u/, [t͡ɕ] exclusively before /i/, and [t] exclusively before /a/, /e/, and /o/. In short, the traditional complementary distribution holds, and treating these as separate phonemes only obscures the morphological relationships between forms.
Feb
3
comment Difference between 変{か}わり and 変{か}える
Please ask a separate question. There's a lot more to explain than I can cover in the comments section, and it's complicated by the partial phonemicization of certain sounds in recent years which are irrelevant to the discussion of Japanese verbal morphology, which makes the definition of "phonemic romanization" somewhat context-dependent. Here, for example, it would only confuse things to treat the allophones of /t/ or /s/ as separate phonemes. Doing it this way, we can talk about (for example) the verb hanat- having forms like hanat-anai, hanat-imasu, hanat-u, hanat-eru, hanat-oo, etc.
Feb
2
revised Meaning of “gkbrです”
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Feb
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comment Difference between 変{か}わり and 変{か}える
I'd prefer not to. Phonemic romanization is more useful for discussing morphology than Hepburn romanization.
Feb
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revised What is the real correct translation of “彼は好きじゃない”?
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Feb
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comment Difference between お腹がすいた and お腹がすいている ― 「お腹がすいた」と「お腹がすいている」の違いは?
A few examples from a paper: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/19838055#19838055
Feb
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answered What is the real correct translation of “彼は好きじゃない”?