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Sep
18
revised What does まわりであーだこーだ mean in this sentence?
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Sep
18
comment History of 馬 and 梅
Discussion of 馬 and 梅 on gogen-allguide: gogen-allguide.com/u/uma.html
Sep
18
comment difference between 持ち込む and 持って来る?
@virmaior Although I notice the page you linked to says もちきたる and not もちくる・・・
Sep
18
comment difference between 持ち込む and 持って来る?
@virmaior What's もちくる?
Sep
18
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Tim I think that it originally meant something like 本当の and came to be an intensifier for words like 少し expressing small quantities.
Sep
17
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Tim By the way, I think it isn't normally written with the kanji 本. I think it's normally written ほんの少し like in your answer.
Sep
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to translate “a detail-oriented person”?
Sep
17
comment Trouble understanding grammar in 「名を、柊という。」
(EDIT) I think that kanji express meaning, so when a word isn't used with the meaning its kanji express, it's better to write it in kana. That's why grammaticalized words tend to be written in kana (because they've lost the literal meaning that the kanji would express).
Sep
13
revised 〜くはない vs 〜くない in adjective negations
Typo
Sep
11
revised What's difference between 昼(hiru) and 正午(shōgo)?
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Sep
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ない an “auxiliary verb”?
Sep
11
revised Differences between 勉強する、習う、学ぶ and 学習する?
The question should contain a question.
Sep
10
comment Some questions regarding ~てくる (edited)
I think your question about the durative/punctual contrast would be better off asked separately from your question about ~てくる.
Sep
8
revised Looking for a translation コミカライズ
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Sep
8
revised Etymological origin of -n in 洗 (セン)
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Sep
8
answered Etymological origin of -n in 洗 (セン)
Sep
7
revised Looking for an explanation of the usage "あったものじゃない”
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Sep
7
comment Why is Danny written & pronounced ダニー and not ダニ?
Compare コピー 'copy', コリー 'Collie', ダミー 'dummy', バギー 'buggy', バニー 'bunny', ヘビー 'heavy', ベビー 'baby', ルビー 'ruby', etc.
Sep
7
revised What is the difference between 〜を〜とする and 〜を〜とした before nouns?
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Sep
7
comment What's the reading of 傾げる? かしげる or かたげる?
@virmaior I think /g/ occurred later in the development of Japanese than /k/, and a common source of /g/ in native words is from prenasalization, so it seems like a rather plausible guess.