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Nov
14
revised の in Verb+のじゃない: Nominalizer or Explanatory?
Formatting, spaces, linkify Tae Kim's Guide, capitalization
Nov
13
comment Is the particle を in をでる comparable to elative case?
And if you wanted to, you could call the を in 「公園【こうえん】を散歩【さんぽ】する」 and 「橋【はし】を渡る【わたる】」 perlative! As an aside, the interpretation of the "perlative" を differs depending on whether the verb is telic or not (has a well-defined endpoint). The first example I gave is atelic, and the second is telic.
Nov
13
comment This text appears to be labeling V-し・V-せず・Adj-なく・N-に as present, V-して・V-しないで・Adj-なくて・N-で as past. Why?
So the author of this web page didn't invent the "past participle" term themselves, it seems―maybe you could track down the Bloch or Teramura sources and see if they give an explanation. (Note that the presence or absence of て is the difference between the two lists of forms you present: it's part of し, しない, なく, and but absent from し, せず, なく, and に.)
Nov
13
comment This text appears to be labeling V-し・V-せず・Adj-なく・N-に as present, V-して・V-しないで・Adj-なくて・N-で as past. Why?
It looks like the "participle" name for て is pretty old, going back to the 1800s. In Martin's 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese, "participle" for て is listed in the index as a term taken from Bernard Bloch on Japanese (1970), and in Hasegawa's 1996 paper The (Non-Vacuous) Semantics of TE-Linkage in Japanese, she says Teramura used the term "past participle" in 活用語尾・助動詞・補助動詞とアスペクト (1969), so it's been used more recently, too.
Nov
13
reviewed Close Is すしや and おすしやさん the same?
Nov
13
revised Expressing subject vs target
Incorporate clarifications from OP's comment
Nov
13
answered Can I insert hiragana in words I only know partially how to write?
Nov
13
comment Using conditional 'ば'
"An opinion"? "Another"? What are your sources?
Nov
11
revised Comparing ということだ and そうだ
added 11 characters in body
Nov
11
reviewed Leave Open Meaning of ~てくれた form?
Nov
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the function of the particle も in 「かわいい写真たてもうれしかったけど、…」?
Nov
11
comment Comparing ということだ and そうだ
Could you please double-check what you've typed here? It appears to have a number of errors. For starters, I assume you meant こと rather than こおと all three times.
Nov
11
revised どの object も = “whichever”?
The word "object" wasn't showing up
Nov
11
revised Difference between 証【あかし】 and 証拠【しょうこ】 (proof)
edited title
Nov
10
revised Kanji for におい - when do you use 匂い and when do you use 臭い?
furigana
Nov
9
comment Please teach me more about ハダカ格
Interesting! I've never run into this description before in any description of Japanese. (Of course, I'm not an expert.) I'm not sure how common it is, but they do give a citation (日本語の文法 by 高橋太郎) so you could pick up a copy if you wanted to read more about the author's theory of case.
Nov
9
comment Expressing 'according/as per'
How do you come up with the examples in your sentences? They seem to be sentences from around the web but with misreadings and misspellings added, rendered all in kana with spaces. Why not just copy + paste the original without mistakes? In any case, we'd appreciate it if you'd tell us where your sentences are from when you post questions.
Nov
9
revised Expressing 'according/as per'
deleted 8 characters in body
Nov
8
comment 買う, durative or instantaneous?
Like most volitional transitive verbs, 買う is durative. Unfortunately, I don't have a master list or a foolproof method for you, I'm afraid... But this particular verb, at least, is listed as durative and telic in Iwasaki's 2013 Japanese: Revised Edition.
Nov
8
revised The という in things like 〜ということ・〜というの・〜という感じ・〜というわけ etc
added 34 characters in body