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Jun
26
comment How does the の work in 「日本人の知らない日本語」?
When I say "ungrammatical", to be more precise I really mean "ungrammatical with the intended interpretation". That is, the process of nominative-genitive conversion is ungrammatical here due to the transitivity restriction, even though there may be an alternative source for the example in question, as you point out. Thank you for your comment!
Jun
24
comment Te-form beginner question
@Chris I believe you're mistaken.
Jun
24
revised Using からが、からで、からに and からは
deleted 11 characters in body; edited title
Jun
23
comment What is the explanation for the archaic attributive particle が becoming a modern subject particle?
同格 is usually called "apposition" in English, but I think the appositive の is now considered by some linguists to be an adnominal copula and not the case particle の.
Jun
23
comment What is the explanation for the archaic attributive particle が becoming a modern subject particle?
See The Languages of Japan (Shibatani 1990) p.347.
Jun
22
comment Meaning of 言いだしっぺとして
I changed it to link to goo! :-)
Jun
21
comment Confused with an relative clause in active and passive form
Since there's no adjective in the clause in question, "adjective clause" seems like an inappropriate term. "Adjective" is a type of word, not a function. How about "relative clause"?
Jun
21
revised Meaning of 「逃げることないじゃん!」
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Jun
20
revised Confusing clause in middle of sentence
Typo
Jun
19
revised Spellings of あなた(がた)
Typos
Jun
19
comment Spellings of あなた(がた)
The kanji repetition mark 々 can be used even if the repeated character doesn't use the same reading. It's purely visual. I don't believe 貴方々 Is a typo (even though I don't write it that way myself).
Jun
19
comment Difference between 入れる{いれる} and つける when expressing 'switch on'
@ssb I don't know, but according to 日本国語大辞典, the use of 電気 to mean electric light comes from abbreviating 電気灯(でんきとう).
Jun
19
revised Questions about the phrase 「きっとおなががすいているだろう」?
edited tags
Jun
19
revised What is とう in 行きとうない
edited body
Jun
18
comment 僕 in 敬語 - is it possible?
丁寧語 is a type of 敬語.
Jun
18
comment The meaning of する in もっと楽しそうにしたらどうなの
I think you probably want to type おいしそうにする and 楽しそうにする, not おいしそうにする or 楽しそうにする.
Jun
18
revised How does the present tense work in a relative clause?
edited tags
Jun
17
comment Is でござる used in Modern Society?
I think ごさる is now archaic, so ございます is usually given its own dictionary entry.
Jun
17
comment Use and examples of 違う
These two things don't appear to be related, so it's probably best if you don't put them both in the same question.
Jun
15
comment How to parse どうかなさいましたか and what does it mean in English?
@FriendlyGhost You could also include ござる in that list, too (people say ございます rather than ござります). I think the reason it isn't listed on that website is because ござる is archaic, so ございます is considered a separate word now. But if you look at it historically, it belongs with the other four honorific verbs.