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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」
deleted 2 characters in body; edited title
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
Oct
12
comment いる connected to a proposition?
Japanese doesn't have any determiners.
Oct
12
comment How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
@Earthliŋ It's a lamino-alveopalatal stop, which doesn't have its own IPA symbol but is between [[c]] and [[t]]. To be precise, you can either write [[c̟]] indicating an advanced place of articulation, or [[t̠]] indicating a retracted place of articulation. See Vance p.82.
Oct
12
revised How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
added 137 characters in body
Oct
12
answered How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
Oct
12
revised いる connected to a proposition?
Is it really okay to add a comma to 坊っちゃん?
Oct
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between -さ and -み suffixes to make a noun out of an adjective?
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open Sentence structure: “I can accomplish (a) by doing (b)”