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Jun
20
comment What does 持った mean?
@chigusa Vowel stem verbs always have i or e as their final vowels, never a.
Jun
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
revised When was 歴史的仮名遣い standardized?
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Jun
19
comment Etymology of ギリシャ: what language does “girisha” come from?
精選版 日本国語大辞典 agrees that it's via Portuguese Grécia.
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
comment How to Pronounce 化学 “Chemistry”?
@EiríkrÚtlendi You can see the relationship in the older forms of the characters, too: 売 was formerly 賣, which is 士 over 買, and 士 here is a simplified form of 出, so 売(賣) = 出+買 "put out for buying" = "sell".
Jun
18
comment What does 気が遠い mean?
Based on your comment, I edited the question to focus on 気が遠い. Hopefully that's okay :-)
Jun
18
revised What does 気が遠い mean?
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Jun
18
revised What does 持った mean?
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Jun
18
answered What does 持った mean?
Jun
18
answered How to Pronounce 化学 “Chemistry”?
Jun
18
comment When/why would one write a word using 直音表記?
There are other words, like 三味線, etc. I once researched this but what I have written down unfortunately doesn't appear to make sense. I read somewhere about a historical interplay between さ and しゃ…
Jun
18
revised Reading (and usage) of 他: when is it 【た】, when is it 【ほか】?
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Jun
17
revised Meaning of 指摘しない程度に
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Jun
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
revised よ after nouns in songs
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Jun
17
comment How to read 連体形 + 上
Um, I don't claim to be an expert :-) But since you asked I can comment anyway. I would call it the 連体形 rather than 終止形 because it's adnominalized to a noun, but since 連体形・終止形 have merged for verbs, it doesn't seem like an important distinction to me.
Jun
16
comment Do 形容詞 have a 未然形 in Classical Japanese?
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Jun
15
revised Pronunciation: W杯?
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