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Nov
14
revised てほしい particle usage
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Nov
14
revised what is the meaning of なの here
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Nov
14
comment How do I write “Let us not watch Titanic,”?
Possible duplicate: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/14551/1478
Nov
14
comment What is the difference between 飲む and 呑む?
A couple more examples: 鵜{う}呑{の}み and 丸{まる}呑{の}み
Nov
13
revised pronunciation wiki excerpt
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Nov
13
revised How are the traditional 5 elements in the Chinese doctrine of Five Agents pronounced in Japanese?
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Nov
13
comment How does the の work in 「日本人の知らない日本語」?
Please see my comment above :-)
Nov
13
revised Conditional inclination with ようと思ったら
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Nov
13
comment Which readings were changed in the 2010 Jouyou kanji reform?
@WillihamTotland I updated the link! :-)
Nov
13
revised Which readings were changed in the 2010 Jouyou kanji reform?
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Nov
12
revised Combinatorical relative clauses
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Nov
12
revised what is the meaning of 腹んばいになって?
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Nov
12
revised what is the meaning of 腹んばいになって?
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Nov
12
revised 「〜ている」Sentence Translation
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Nov
12
comment What is the kanji for 'intense game'?
The word is actually ローマ字, which is rōmaji. There's no 'n' in it.
Nov
11
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Nov
11
revised -Tainda form - explanation please
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Nov
11
comment -Tainda form - explanation please
I don't understand where て comes in. Can you explain what you mean?
Nov
11
comment What is the etymology of the “emphatic” ない?
If you do get a chance to see it, section 3.5.2 is where he lays out the origin of -(a)n- and -(i)n-. On p.120 he derives -(a)n- from pre-OJ *anV, with the initial /a/ originally part of the negative suffix (whether the /a/ was later reanalyzed as part of a verb stem being a separate question). And on p.123 he derives -(i)n- from an n-initial copula form (cf. no etc.), and in this case he says the initial /i/ was not part of the suffix; he also says the use of the n-initial copula as a suffix (as in -(i)n-) seems to be a later development than -(a)n- (p.121).
Nov
11
comment What is the etymology of the “emphatic” ない?
Sorry, I shouldn't have downvoted. Most of the information seems good. I'm just not comfortable with treating the two ぬs as one word whose meaning depends on which stem they follow. Compare the paradigms: (conclusive) sakinu - sakazu, (adnominal) sakinuru - sakanu, (exclamatory) sakinure - sakane, (infinitive) sakini - sakazu, (gerund) sakinite - sakazute, (concessive) sakinuredo - sakanedo, (provisional) sakinureba - sakaneba, (conditional) sakinaba - sakazupa, (nominal) sakinuraku - sakanaku.