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revised 「ある」と「ない」は動詞か形容詞か…
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Jan
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revised ~てあげます versus ~ていただきます
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Jan
8
revised What does どくしんでハンサムだからね mean?
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Jan
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revised About the words in format: ~がかり
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Jan
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comment What's the reading for 今朝 in this sentence?
I noticed that some smaller dictionaries (明鏡国語辞典 and 岩波国語辞典) don't even have entries for [今朝]{こんちょう}, and in one medium-sized dictionary (集英社国語辞典), it's marked as 文章語. (And my computer's input method won't even convert こんちょう to 今朝!)
Jan
6
comment What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
References: A History of the Japanese Language (Frellesvig), p.113 and A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese (Vovin), p.763 (and 473).
Jan
6
comment What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
@chesnutcase *aku 'thing, place' is thought to have been a formal noun used as a nominalizer, though it's not independently attested. It combined with the 連体形 of various forms (not the 未然形 as older theories have it), regularly deleting the first of the two vowels at the junction, and morphologized into a nominal ending -aku. But this nominal ending disappeared from the language, and now it only exists in a few lexicalized forms like naruto explains below. You'll have to learn each one independently.
Jan
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revised What conjugation of 願う is 願わくば, and what does it mean here?
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Jan
6
comment 昨週 - when is it used? (compared with 先週)
In this particular case, the corpora I checked all give similar ratios, so the Google counts seem reasonable.
Jan
5
comment Transitioning to Japanese kanji from Chinese
Questions about learning methods are off-topic because they're not about the Japanese language itself. See: We don't do "how do I study X?" questions.
Jan
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revised Apologizing with “sorry”
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Jan
5
reviewed Reject Meaning of the phrase 「想像をはるかに上回る」
Jan
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revised What does であればこそ mean?
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Jan
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revised Different nuances in meaning for なら sentences
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Jan
5
comment Different nuances in meaning for なら sentences
@Faolan Sorry, I removed your link to page 284 of A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar because the link violated the terms of service. See this discussion on Meta Stack Exchange. Espen Nielsen, please note that Faolan left a comment linking to page 284 specifically.
Jan
4
comment Dictionary with high low pitch intonation reading?
I've gone ahead and added an answer to our meta post on resources: Resources for pitch accent ← Please, everyone, feel free to add resources or work on the descriptions I've written :-)
Jan
4
comment Translation of a phrase for CV
We should probably clarify that using Google Translate doesn't count as making your own attempt at translating.
Jan
4
comment What is the significance of 如き in this conversation?
Maybe related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/18114/…