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Hello! I'm learning Japanese!


Oct
15
answered Why the “H” is pronounced as “Sh” in some cases?
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open Why did the author use hiragana instead of kanji in the following examples? (長い,幼い)
Oct
15
revised はず and べき - almost identical kotoba
deleted 27 characters in body; edited title
Oct
15
revised Are there a kanji for マル and バツ (O and X, right and wrong)
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Oct
15
revised 「あなたの今までの人生の中で一番の異文化体験は何でしたか?」
typo
Oct
15
comment Are there a kanji for マル and バツ (O and X, right and wrong)
Ah, maybe I should have emphasized the "would be" part more to make it clear that I was speaking hypothetically. Thank you for the comment!
Oct
15
answered Are ここ, そこ and あそこ prepositions?
Oct
14
revised Is this sentence in a different language or is it just gibberish?
Fix formatting of chart
Oct
14
answered Are there a kanji for マル and バツ (O and X, right and wrong)
Oct
14
revised How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
Fix IPA using double-bracket markup (thanks cypher!)
Oct
14
revised 名 versus 名前: Why is this seemingly redundant Jukugo used?
edited title
Oct
14
comment are the godan verbs always followed by either a,e,i,o or u before a further suffix is added?
Yes, as RealSkeptic points out, 段 and 行 are row and column (corresponding to the kana chart). Frellesvig translates 一段・二段・四段・五段 to monograde, bigrade, quadrigrade, and quinquigrade, although I find these translations a bit intimidating.
Oct
13
revised どうか〜〜ますように in 「どうか異世界の出来事でありますように」
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Oct
13
comment どうか〜〜ますように in 「どうか異世界の出来事でありますように」
Are there any parts of the sentence you do understand?
Oct
13
comment Why are い and な conjugated differently?
I suggest reading Tyler Lau's thesis, Origins of the verbalizer affixes in the Japonic languages.
Oct
13
comment What is the etymology of the て-form?
@Tim You can find 助動詞「つ」 in a 古語辞典. For example, see the second entry for つ here on Weblio: kobun.weblio.jp/content/%E3%81%A4  By the way, the 活用形 are {て・て・つ・つる・つれ・てよ}. I'm not sure why Weblio doesn't list them, but my 旺文社古語辞典 does.
Oct
13
comment いる connected to a proposition?
It is just a regular 動詞.
Oct
13
comment Is ないで a te-form?
Thank you, I didn't have a copy when I posted this question, but I bought a copy earlier this year.
Oct
13
comment Are verbs transformed into the ず-form used like adverbs?
The way Martin explains it, に can optionally be omitted from ずに, so ず has all of the uses ずに has, plus some others.
Oct
13
revised How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
edited body