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revised Use of first が in 町の後ろに山が、前に海があって、
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revised Use of first が in 町の後ろに山が、前に海があって、
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answered Use of first が in 町の後ろに山が、前に海があって、
Jul
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comment What is a word for “participation” that resembles “kameseru”?
Oh! In that case, would you be willing to share how you came up with 生命を外面九天です?
Jul
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revised How are 買 and 売 related?
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comment In 君が代, what's the function of の?
I'm not sure it answers your question, but Hiraiwa talks about が-の conversion before まで in Nominative-Genitive Conversion Revisited (2001).
Jul
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answered Grammar との - What is the meaning
Jul
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revised Grammar との - What is the meaning
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comment ~に~があります vs ~は~です in this sentence
I closed as a duplicate because you seem satisfied with the answers I linked to, but I think there's room to reopen it if you (or others) think it should remain open.
Jul
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comment ~に~があります vs ~は~です in this sentence
Although this isn't recognized by traditional grammar, I think it's the adverbial form に n-i "as" of the copula n-. Compare the adnominal form の n-o, as in 医者の娘 doctor-COP daughter "my daughter who is a doctor", versus the genitive の no, as in 医者の娘 doctor-GEN daughter "the doctor's daughter".
Jul
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comment ~に~があります vs ~は~です in this sentence
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/13249/1478
Jul
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comment Particle の in this sentence
See Word formation in a modular theory of grammar: postsyntactic compounds in Japanese (Shibatani & Kageyama 1988). It describes not only using verbal nouns with の, but also dropping case markers on their arguments and the intonation on the resulting phrase. (I wouldn't have found this paper without your answer, so thank you! :-)
Jul
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revised What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
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revised How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
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answered How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
Jul
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revised Forming a “habitual” sentence: “I usually get up at 7.15”
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Jul
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comment How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
One more note: 隼人 and 狩人 (and 弟 and 妹 and 商人 and 素人 and 玄人 and 若人 and 仲人 etc.) contain ひと etymologically, not just と.
Jul
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revised 「どこでもある」と「どこにもある」の使い分け
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comment What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?
Unger writes: "Perhaps the -ru of both piru and yoru should be compared to the -ru in the adjective root akaru- 'bright' (cf. aka 'red', *aka 'brighten; open' [reconstructed in Martin 1987]), which seems to have added an intensive or transient sense. (Recall that piru could specifically denote 'noon'.) Alternatively, piru and yoru might have been reductions of longer expressions ..."
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comment What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?
I'm not sure if anyone knows the answer, but る must be some kind of bound morpheme rather than an independent word compounded with よ/ひ, because at the time these words had formed, Japanese words never began with /r/. It does seem that よ compounded (e.g. 夜中) but よる did not.