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May
22
comment 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
@Val Another common piece of software used for spectrograms is Praat.
May
22
comment Why does 背く sound like そむふ in this sentence?
The last vowel in /somuꜜku/ is a high vowel following a downstep, so I think it could it be devoiced, like [somɯkʰ]. But the sound clip is pretty fast, and I'm not sure I can transcribe how it's pronounced accurately. (I can't figure out how to download the file to slow it down or analyze it.)
May
22
comment 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
@dainichi Oh, sorry, I missed the question before, but it looks like the OP has uploaded a clip now, so you can listen and maybe provide an alternative answer if you'd like :-)
May
22
revised chart for interrogative words
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May
22
revised What does the “〜やしない” conjugation mean?
As originally written, it's an off-topic "typo" question, so I've fixed the mistake to make it on topic / help future visitors find the answers about 〜やしない below
May
22
comment Why are 来る and する irregular?
@YangMuye I think Japanese has 15 or so: する and くる of course, ある without the expected *あらない, くれる without the expected *くれろ, 行く without the expected 行った, 乞う and 問う without the expected *乞った and *問った, then ござる・くださる・なさる・いらっしゃる・おっしゃる, and 言う with ゆう, and then depending on whether you count verb pairs like 愛す・愛する which appear in alternation (愛する but 愛さない) you can add a few more to the list . . . 〜うる is a little funny too with its leftover うる but no *うない, though counting auxiliaries is probably cheating.
May
21
comment Why are 来る and する irregular?
Cross-linguistically, irregular verbs are usually among the more common verbs in a language. (Consider the most irregular verb in English, be!) The less common a verb is, the more likely any irregularities will get smoothed out over time.
May
21
revised Using “page” in these sentences? (using counters and の to modify a noun)
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May
21
awarded  Necromancer
May
21
revised The reason for using 何も+negative, but 何でも+positive
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May
21
answered The reason for using 何も+negative, but 何でも+positive
May
20
revised When can どうも be used as 'hello'?
Mark long vowels
May
20
revised Translation check and meaning help please
Fix transcript, host images on SE
May
19
comment Perceiving Initial r in names likes 隆介(りゅうすけ) and 綾(りょう)
Well, the link wasn't meant to imply that you'd be hearing an L sound. Rather, that in initial position you're hearing a non-tap allophone whose characteristics differ from the usual intervocalic /r/.
May
19
comment Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
@YangMuye Oh, I like that phrasing! It makes a lot of sense, even though English preview isn't usually used like that.
May
19
revised 夏目漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
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May
19
comment Perceiving Initial r in names likes 隆介(りゅうすけ) and 綾(りょう)
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/12818/1478
May
19
comment Usage of -さ with そうな
@YangMuye I would like to encourage you to write answers as answers rather than comments :-)
May
19
comment Kanji stroke type (not stroke order)
@Szymon I think you're right, although Kaji does talk about stroke type in his third paragraph.
May
19
comment What's the meaning of にあたって/にあたり? How can I translate it?
@Tim Aktionsart refers to a kind of semantic interpretation associated with a predicate. At the top level, we can classify predicates as static ("states") and dynamic ("occurrences"); occurrences can be divided into punctual ("achievements"), those which take place in a single point in time, and durative ("processes"), those which are have duration; and processes can be divided into telic ("accomplishments"), those which have a clear end point, and atelic ("activities"), those which do not. So the main contrasts are static-dynamic → punctual-durative → telic-atelic.