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Oct
20
revised Can I use quotation particle 「と」with noun?
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Oct
20
comment How do you call different methods for writing numbers (notations)?
In English we can talk about whether a numeral system is positional. (一五三六 is, 千五百三十六 isn't.) Positional systems are often called place-value systems, and the non-positional system in question here is sometimes called a multiplicative system. (You can find more information searching for these terms!)
Oct
19
comment だけでなく and だけじゃなくて
Etymologically it's certainly contracted from ではない and not でない, but I don't think it's as simple as that anymore. Martin discusses this on page 373 of his Reference Grammar of Japanese (1975, forty years ago), where he points out that some speakers use じゃない for both でない and ではない. You might also be interested in this paper which compares use of でない・ではない・じゃない in BCCWJ by birth year of author: ninjal.ac.jp/event/specialists/project-meeting/files/… The chart on page 280 makes it look like じゃない is taking over for both でない and ではない.
Oct
19
revised Help on Adjective Conjugation
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Oct
19
revised What is the usage of 〜げ and how does it differ from 〜そう or 〜っぽい?
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Oct
18
comment Were Japanese names ever anglicised?
The linguist Masayoshi Shibatani goes by "Matt".
Oct
17
revised Why is を used with passive form here?
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Oct
17
comment What does 帰りに寄ってください mean?
Google Translate isn't really a way to learn Japanese.
Oct
17
revised What does 帰りに寄ってください mean?
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Oct
16
comment Verb Dictionary form+ よう
@Nothingatall The answer says "verbs' 連体形 and 終止形", not all 連体形 and 終止形.
Oct
16
comment Verb Dictionary form+ よう
dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/226613/m0u/…
Oct
15
revised Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
The MSN version of the site isn't around anymore, but the same Q&A is still on OKWave
Oct
15
revised Auxiliary verb ん
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Oct
15
comment 連用形 of 「だ」 - difference between 「だっ」「で」「に」
『日本文法大辞典』によると、「形容動詞を認めない立場に立てば、連用形に「に」の形が加えられる。」(p.412)
Oct
15
revised Help with 第一夜 by 夏目漱石: 「大きな潤のある眼で、長い睫に包まれた中は、ただ一面に真黒であった」
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Oct
15
revised 連用形 of 「だ」 - difference between 「だっ」「で」「に」
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Oct
15
revised いいの? What does it mean?
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Oct
15
revised How shall I understand this short text?
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Oct
15
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Oct
15
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