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Apr
14
comment How to choose the right kanji from several choices?
I believe it's limited to jōyō characters and readings, and the jōyō kanji chart only lists 分かる for わかる, not 解る or 判る (or 別る).
Apr
13
comment Clarification needed - みたい (みたいな)
There are multiple diagnostics for subjecthood in Japanese. See The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics, pp.142-145 for three tests which show that the "nominative object" in 〜が好きだ is not a subject, along with some arguments that it is in fact an object.
Apr
11
reviewed Leave Open What does this mean (second part of the sentence)?
Apr
11
reviewed Close 浴びる vs 浴びりゃ-Hikawa Kiyoshi
Apr
11
revised Differences between それとも ・または・もしくは・あるいは
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Apr
11
comment Differences between それとも ・または・もしくは・あるいは
I think you might want to double-check some of your translations. The English doesn't quite seem to correspond to the Japanese.
Apr
11
revised Confusion with それだけ in these lyrics
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Apr
11
comment Confusion with それだけ in these lyrics
Please remember to tell us what the context is when asking a question like this. In this case, it seems the quote is from the lyrics to 黒い瞳の魔獣.
Apr
11
comment Are there native Japanese numbers greater than 10? What use are they?
@hippietrail Right, the pronunciation changed naturally over time, and the script reforms merely brought spelling into line with what people had already been saying for a long time.
Apr
11
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
10
revised Translating the statement: X is very common
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Apr
10
comment Translating the statement: X is very common
@Hanne It would be best if you gave any available context in your question so that answers can be specific. (There are a lot of ways to say "is very common", but some are more formal than others, for example.)
Apr
10
revised The reality of answering いいえ to a negative question
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Apr
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How should I say: When we talk, it sounds like we are singing
Apr
10
comment is “こっかい” a heteronym?
Besides pitch accent, there are other ways pronunciation can differ that aren't necessarily reflected in kana. Some examples: the conjunction が may be pronounced [ŋa] (in other words, with the nasal allophone of /g/ sometimes transcribed <ng>), while the word for moth が is typically pronounced [ga]. Kana don't indicate devoiced vowels. The kana おう don't indicate the contrast in pronunciation between 王 /oː/ and 追う /ou/. Words with variant pronunciations like 体育 and 女王 are often spelled in kana in traditional manner (たいいく and じょおう) even when they're pronounced differently (タイク and ジョーオー).
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
comment is “こっかい” a heteronym?
@ssb If you consider 端 too, you need a following particle to distinguish by accent: 橋が ([はしが]{LHL}), 端が ([はしが]{LHH}), 箸が ([はしが]{HLL})
Apr
10
revised is “こっかい” a heteronym?
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