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Jan
18
revised して行{い}かない versus しないで行{い}く
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Jan
18
revised What's the meaning of the く in 赤くありません?
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Jan
16
comment Octopus kanji: 章魚 vs 蛸 vs 鮹
There's also a parsed version of BCCWJ available, and although parsers like this aren't perfect, we can look at the numbers they give: 676 タコ, 129 , 32 ダコ, 10 章魚, and 2 (If you haven't accepted the agreement, you may need to click the link again after doing so; go to the 基本 tab and click 書字形 to see the numbers for yourself.)
Jan
14
revised Why my book uses に in this sentence?
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Jan
14
revised When is “私じゃ” used?
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Jan
14
revised Is 方 read かた or ほう here?
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Jan
14
revised Counter for ordinal dates?
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Jan
12
comment What does ♢ mean on an assignment?
Right, it's related, not a duplicate.
Jan
12
comment What does ♢ mean on an assignment?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/19015/1478
Jan
11
revised 「ある」と「ない」は動詞か形容詞か…
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Jan
11
revised 「ある」と「ない」は動詞か形容詞か…
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Jan
11
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Jan
10
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Jan
8
revised ~てあげます versus ~ていただきます
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Jan
8
revised What does どくしんでハンサムだからね mean?
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Jan
8
revised About the words in format: ~がかり
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Jan
7
comment What's the reading for 今朝 in this sentence?
I noticed that some smaller dictionaries (明鏡国語辞典 and 岩波国語辞典) don't even have entries for [今朝]{こんちょう}, and in one medium-sized dictionary (集英社国語辞典), it's marked as 文章語. (And my computer's input method won't even convert こんちょう to 今朝!)
Jan
6
comment What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
References: A History of the Japanese Language (Frellesvig), p.113 and A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese (Vovin), p.763 (and 473).
Jan
6
comment What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
@chesnutcase *aku 'thing, place' is thought to have been a formal noun used as a nominalizer, though it's not independently attested. It combined with the 連体形 of various forms (not the 未然形 as older theories have it), regularly deleting the first of the two vowels at the junction, and morphologized into a nominal ending -aku. But this nominal ending disappeared from the language, and now it only exists in a few lexicalized forms like naruto explains below. You'll have to learn each one independently.
Jan
6
revised What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
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