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Jun
5
comment How do I look up this kanji?
Still, sawa's romanization is logical, and the same or similar schemes are used by a number of linguists. I don't think anyone in a position to be helped by this answer would be confused by it. In any case, when editing other people's posts, the most important rule is to respect the intent of the author, so in this case we should leave it as it is.
Jun
5
comment あかひげ [赤髭] modern usage?
アカヒゲ can refer to a type of cute bird: suntory.co.jp/eco/birds/encyclopedia/72.html
Jun
5
comment How do I look up this kanji?
Stroke order in general isn't all that hard to learn, although I'd bet that most learners get stroke order wrong at least occasionally. (I know I do! :-)
Jun
5
comment Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
@DaveMG Sure, I agree with that 100%. I'd like to come back to this question and write an answer later, even. But I'm not up to it right now, so I thought I'd leave a couple pointers to try and help.
Jun
4
accepted What words most commonly follow どういう?
Jun
4
comment Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
ならない is idiomatic, so in most dictionaries it has its own entry, explaining how it's different from なる. I also found 〜てならない in A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, pp.605-8.
Jun
4
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
4
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
4
answered Two を in a single sentence - how to understand it?
Jun
3
answered Introduce someone to someone else
Jun
3
comment Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
@EiríkrÚtlendi There are a number of reasons not to consider these constituents subjects, and to consider them objects instead. See The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics, p.142-146 for five arguments, along with an argument that they are not passive.
Jun
3
comment Development of なんか?
Could you give an example or two so we can make sure which なんか you're talking about?
Jun
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
3
revised Who is the subject of 止まらない胸の歪を消しておくれよ
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3
awarded  translation
Jun
3
revised Who is the subject of 止まらない胸の歪を消しておくれよ
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3
revised Who is the subject of 止まらない胸の歪を消しておくれよ
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