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Mar
23
comment 金 pronunciation
And 金色{こんじき}, though we may need a separate question about the difference between 金色{こんじき} and 金色{きんいろ} :-)
Mar
23
comment Difference between 研究所 and 研究室
Is it possible, as in the now-deleted answer, you misread the kanji for 研究室? What was the context you learned 研究屋 in, if I may ask?
Mar
23
revised Ellipsis: does this と=として, what is the relevant verb in this extract?
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Mar
23
comment Rosetta Stone uses は instead of わ
@NickC. You can type ん with nn or n'. So if you try to type onna you'll get おんあ, but if you type onnna or on'na you'll get おんな. (On Windows, you also have the option of typing xn, so oxnna would also work.)
Mar
23
revised Rosetta Stone uses は instead of わ
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Mar
21
comment Splicing である with a topic
(1) 「九条兼実の弟で 慈円は あった。」 (2) 「一番の嫌われもので、 私は あったのだ。」 (3) 「吃りで、無口な暴君で 私が あれば、家来どもは私の顔色をうかがって、ひねもすおびえて暮らすことになるであろう。」
Mar
21
comment Splicing である with a topic
I found a reference to this in Martin 1975 on page 317, which is conveniently available online at Google Books. He gives three examples and some fairly brief discussion, citing Mikami 1963 and Yoshida 1971. One example uses が rather than は.
Mar
21
comment Use of から vs を with 出て行く?:
See A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, pp.351-2 for a summary of を and から in this usage.
Mar
21
revised Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
Please ask the second question separately :-)
Mar
21
revised What is an example of how the 推量の助動詞 「む」 can be used to mean 反語?
Tokyo Nagoya doesn't want this text attributed to him--he says it is not the same thing he wrote
Mar
21
comment 訓読み for 歳: とせ vs. とし
@Earthliŋ 旺文社古語辞典 agrees that ち in this word is a suffix like つ (and it gives the same kanji for both suffixes, 箇・個). It lists two meanings, にじゅう and 二十歳, which suggests it was not contracted from とし. Also, I suppose it would have been とせ rather than とし if that were the case, since とせ was the suffix that attached to numbers.
Mar
21
revised When grandmas tell their kids お天道様がみてるよ, how do the kids know who お天道様 is?
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Mar
20
revised Are there native Japanese numbers greater than 10? What use are they?
Tab formatting (sorry it's kind of hokey, but it should line up a little better at least)
Mar
20
comment Are there native Japanese numbers greater than 10? What use are they?
Some more examples containing these numbers: 二十歳{はたち}, 二十日{はつか}, 八百屋{やおや}, 千鳥{ちどり} and 千歳{ちとせ}
Mar
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on causative passive potential form
Mar
20
comment 心配なく surely it should be 心配ない?
@dainichi I was thinking the same thing (although my intuition is probably not a reliable indicator :-). Checking BCCWJ, I see 113 instances of 心配なく, of which 102 are preceded by or . Of the remaining 11, only one is used to end a sentence, and that one is in informal dialogue. In contrast, almost every occurrence preceded by does end a sentence.
Mar
19
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Mar
19
revised What´s the (entire) direct object in this sentence?
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Mar
18
revised What´s the (entire) direct object in this sentence?
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Mar
18
revised What´s the (entire) direct object in this sentence?
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