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Aug
2
comment Looking for references on 複合格助詞
I'm afraid it's too much for me to type up here, but you can probably find a copy at your library.
Aug
2
revised Is /z/ pronounced as [z] or [dz] or both?
Typo in year, forgot page number
Aug
2
answered Is /z/ pronounced as [z] or [dz] or both?
Aug
2
comment Can the である copula be explained as で (particle) + ある (to exist), i.e. “to exist in the form of ~”?
@3to5businessdays 補助動詞 are grammaticalized uses of certain verbs (Martin 1975 p.512 lists いる/おる/いらっしゃる, くる/まいる, いく, くれる/くださる, しまう, みる, おく, もらう/いただく, ある/ございます, やる/あげる, and みせる) following て in which the verbs no longer have their usual meaning and aren't considered to form independent predicates. Most of them are not dummies because they contribute semantically, e.g. ~ている with its progressive/resultative/habitual/experiential meanings that ~て alone does not have. In contrast, で can form non-finite predicates without ある, so we can conclude that ある doesn't contribute semantically to である.
Aug
2
answered Looking for references on 複合格助詞
Aug
2
revised Can the である copula be explained as で (particle) + ある (to exist), i.e. “to exist in the form of ~”?
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Aug
2
answered Can the である copula be explained as で (particle) + ある (to exist), i.e. “to exist in the form of ~”?
Aug
1
answered What is this 10^40 thing?
Jul
31
comment The の in のに and なのに
@Sjiveru That's how Martin analyzes it in his 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese (p.858): "In the third meaning of the の-nominalization—'fact (etc.)'―に occurs as the essive (or copula infinitive) with a special implication: 'despite the fact that'".
Jul
31
comment Etymology of 出来る dekiru
You might use the phonemic spelling idu rather than idzu. In any case, I don't think づ had become assibilated yet.
Jul
31
revised Why does 目 have a counting sense to it?
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Jul
30
comment Why is 住んでいるのが好きです incorrect?
Was there any context when they gave their judgments?
Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
I think this question should be left open, not closed as a duplicate, since there's doubt as to whether it's completely explained by the other answer (several of us have chosen not to close as duplicate).
Jul
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
@dainichi I notice in BCCWJ that てはいただけませんか has only 3 results, but ていただけませんか (without は) has 317. It doesn't seem like は is often used here, so I was trying to figure out what it might add to the sentence.
Jul
29
comment Etymology of 武蔵
More on -(h)i: catalog.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/handle/2324/8607/scs04p099.pdf
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru wi works on OS X, too! (You have to type wyi to get ゐ.)
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru Except they said they were on a Macbook. l works on Windows, but not on OS X, where li turns into . Happily, x works everywhere, so I usually recommend that instead :-)
Jul
28
revised Can kanji compounds be formed arbitrarily?
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