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Jun
10
comment Origin of -aru verbs: いらっしゃる、おっしゃる、くださる、なさる
@EiríkrÚtlendi Yes it is, but why only those five verbs is a question that we've been unable to answer.
Jun
10
comment Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs
I haven't found an explanation for why /r/ is elided only in those five verbs and only in certain constructions (e.g. with ます). Martin 1975 does note that the /r/ is retained in certain other constructions (see p.347).
Jun
10
revised Origin of -aru verbs: いらっしゃる、おっしゃる、くださる、なさる
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Jun
10
comment Origin of -aru verbs: いらっしゃる、おっしゃる、くださる、なさる
@DariusJahandarie I updated my answer now that I have more sources :-) I may come back to this later.
Jun
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revised Origin of -aru verbs: いらっしゃる、おっしゃる、くださる、なさる
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Jun
9
revised What does「英」really mean?
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revised What does「英」really mean?
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revised What does「英」really mean?
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revised What does「英」really mean?
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Jun
9
answered What does「英」really mean?
Jun
9
comment Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs
And ござる, today in the form ございます.
Jun
8
revised Difference between 書かないようになった and 書かなくなった?
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revised Difference between 書かないようになった and 書かなくなった?
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answered Difference between 書かないようになった and 書かなくなった?
Jun
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revised Difference between してください and なってください in this sentence
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Jun
8
comment When using もう and まだ does a negative verb always have to be in the (ている) present continuous form?
@Sjiveru Here's one description: ir.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/11094/6499/1/…
Jun
8
revised Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
typo
Jun
7
answered Difference between してください and なってください in this sentence
Jun
7
revised Difference between してください and なってください in this sentence
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Jun
6
revised 五年ぶり、ぶり返す、。。。What does ぶり mean?
The Phonology of Japanese is a book, not an article. We probably shouldn't link directly to pirated books