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Sep
20
revised _っ_り form adverbs
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Sep
19
comment Japanese: “osowarata”?
Be careful of Google Books results you haven't verified with actual books or pictures of books. Their OCR has lots of errors in Japanese.
Sep
19
comment Japanese: “osowarata”?
In Japanese singing, geminate consonants aren't usually held for an entire mora. Instead, the previous vowel is sung again for most of the mora, followed by a very short "gemination" at the end. So instead of お・そ・わ・っ・た, it would usually be more like お・そ・わ・あっ・た. That said, I'm not sure why /r/ would be inserted between the repeated vowels. There are similar processes, though! In singing, a non-phonemic w is commonly (but not consistently) inserted between repeated occurrences of /o/. Perhaps it's something like that?
Sep
19
comment How can you express a “double causative”?
Can you proofread your answer and make sure you typed what you meant to...?
Sep
19
comment Combining a noun phrase with an adjective
@MarioCarneiro I think that you could ask about 先週に versus plain 先週 in a separate question and get a more detailed answer about it.
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent I do not understand the meaning of として in the sentence
Sep
19
reviewed Satisfactory What does [可愛が]りたい mean and how to use it?
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent What is the correct syntax for large numbers in kanji?
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent Causative form + te form + another verb construction
Sep
19
reviewed Satisfactory Confusion with the の particle
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent Does 友達 have the plural marker たち “built-in”?
Sep
19
reviewed Excellent difference between 歩く and 散歩します
Sep
19
comment 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
@comeauch Don't forget that there are two types of passives in Japanese, direct and indirect (also called the adversative or suffering passive).
Sep
18
revised What does まわりであーだこーだ mean in this sentence?
added 17 characters in body
Sep
18
comment History of 馬 and 梅
Discussion of 馬 and 梅 on gogen-allguide: gogen-allguide.com/u/uma.html
Sep
18
comment difference between 持ち込む and 持って来る?
@virmaior Although I notice the page you linked to says もちきたる and not もちくる・・・
Sep
18
comment difference between 持ち込む and 持って来る?
@virmaior What's もちくる?
Sep
18
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Tim I think that it originally meant something like 本当の and came to be an intensifier for words like 少し expressing small quantities.
Sep
17
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Tim By the way, I think it isn't normally written with the kanji 本. I think it's normally written ほんの少し like in your answer.