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reviewed Approve transcription tag wiki excerpt
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comment What words most commonly follow どういう?
I didn't know about this nice interface to BCCWJ when I wrote this answer.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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revised Song translation with two possibilities - “One more time, one more chance” by Masayoshi Yamazaki
rolled back to a previous revision
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comment What is the difference between all the words for tools / devices?
That sentence and its translation appear to be from the Tanaka corpus.
Dec
29
revised Can I get a grammatical breakdown of “通りゃんせ”?
edited tags
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29
comment Did ある and いる once have kanji?
@ZhenLin That's a good point! For what it's worth, I see 473 results for 居ます and 128 results for 居ります.
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comment Did ある and いる once have kanji?
I see thousands of results for 居る in the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese (BCCWJ), so I'm not sure if "rarely used" is quite the right way of putting it. But there are times when the kanji should not be used for these verbs, like in ~ている or である, for example.
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reviewed Edit What does the name Chacha (チャチャ) mean?
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revised What does the name Chacha (チャチャ) mean?
add links and fix typos, replace "here" link text
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reviewed Approve Is saying 行ってきます and ただいま appropriate for guests?
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revised Are there any patterns for okurigana?
Proofreading
Dec
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revised Grammar of との, what is the meaning
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comment Is there a “default” topic when speaking in Japanese?
@JorgeBucaran It's not always I in English. English conversational deletion allows both "[I'm] gonna get off the train" and "[Are you] gonna get off the train?"
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comment Are there any patterns for okurigana?
@LeoKing There's the incoming/outgoing pair 教わる・教える, although both verbs are transitive.
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revised Are there any patterns for okurigana?
Some proofreading
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comment Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs
It could help to explain a little further: as I understand it, ありがとう is from ありがたく. When the /k/ was lost, that gave ありがたう, and the regular sound change from /au/ to /oː/ resulted in ありがとう. So とう is not directly from たい.
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revised Meaning of ならずとも
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revised Meaning of ならずとも
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revised Meaning of ならずとも
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