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Nov
11
comment Comparing ということだ and そうだ
Could you please double-check what you've typed here? It appears to have a number of errors. For starters, I assume you meant こと rather than こおと all three times.
Nov
11
revised どの object も = “whichever”?
The word "object" wasn't showing up
Nov
11
revised Difference between 証【あかし】 and 証拠【しょうこ】 (proof)
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Nov
10
revised Kanji for におい - when do you use 匂い and when do you use 臭い?
furigana
Nov
9
comment Please teach me more about ハダカ格
Interesting! I've never run into this description before in any description of Japanese. (Of course, I'm not an expert.) I'm not sure how common it is, but they do give a citation (日本語の文法 by 高橋太郎) so you could pick up a copy if you wanted to read more about the author's theory of case.
Nov
9
comment Expressing 'according/as per'
How do you come up with the examples in your sentences? They seem to be sentences from around the web but with misreadings and misspellings added, rendered all in kana with spaces. Why not just copy + paste the original without mistakes? In any case, we'd appreciate it if you'd tell us where your sentences are from when you post questions.
Nov
9
revised Expressing 'according/as per'
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Nov
8
comment 買う, durative or instantaneous?
Like most volitional transitive verbs, 買う is durative. Unfortunately, I don't have a master list or a foolproof method for you, I'm afraid... But this particular verb, at least, is listed as durative and telic in Iwasaki's 2013 Japanese: Revised Edition.
Nov
8
revised The という in things like 〜ということ・〜というの・〜という感じ・〜というわけ etc
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Nov
7
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Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I translate this small passage about make-up, depression, and Alzheimer?
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the appropriate 挨拶 for e-mails to a friend and for e-mails to customer service?
Nov
7
revised What is the difference between 沸く【わく】, 炊く【たく】, 茹でる【ゆでる】, 煮る【にる】, and 蒸す【むす】?
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Nov
7
revised What's that accordion style book you can get at shrines called?
typo
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How should I refer to food whose name mentions its main ingredients?
Nov
6
comment の versus こと in head-internal relative clauses
@Will You don't have to be a linguist to read about internally headed relatives. The paper I linked above has an introduction, along with some commentary on whether they're really grammatical or not (p.208-209). It isn't too difficult to read. Another description is in Iwasaki's 2013 Japanese: Revised Edition, pages 229-234. In Anthony's example, the direct object is the entire phrase [ テーブルの上にリンゴがあった ]-の, and there's no indication of which part of this phrase acts semantically like the head. The only thing that makes sense is eating apples, though, so we can figure it out from context.
Nov
6
revised Meaning of 資料共 in the context of web conferencing
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Nov
6
comment の versus こと in head-internal relative clauses
@Will I think Anthony is learning about head internal relative clauses in his linguistics class right now, so he used an example of this (admittedly unusual) construction here. I think Kuroda showed that the の in head-internal relatives is non-referential.
Nov
6
revised Difference between 変{か}わり and 変{か}える
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Nov
6
revised の versus こと in head-internal relative clauses
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