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Nov
22
revised What does “随分仲” mean in 「彼氏と随分仲が良い」?
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Nov
21
revised How emotionally loaded is 会いたい【あいたい】?
furigana
Nov
21
revised Difference between 超える【こえる】 and 超す【こす】?
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Nov
21
comment Why in this example sentence there's no difference between ごとに and おきに?
@blutorange You can leave that as an answer, if you like.
Nov
21
revised Difference between 超える【こえる】 and 超す【こす】?
They're written with the same kanji, so this question isn't really about a difference between two kanji
Nov
21
revised “To the East/West/North/South are distinct [feature-rich] areas that fill the land”
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Nov
21
answered “To the East/West/North/South are distinct [feature-rich] areas that fill the land”
Nov
20
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
20
comment Do you need to use の when using へ to modify a noun?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/17738/…
Nov
19
revised I don't understand the meaning and “naran” in this sentence 早く日曜日にならんかな
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Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
comment What is the difference between 見える【みえる】/聞こえる【きこえる】 and 見られる【みられる】/聞ける【きける】?
Historically speaking, the same change happened to consonant-stem verbs, and the short potential forms we have now are a result of this change. Before that happened, the potential and passive forms were the same for consonant-stem verbs as well.
Nov
19
revised Have I placed “itsu” correctly in the sentence?
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Nov
19
revised What is “Sino-Japanese word order”?
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Nov
19
answered What is “Sino-Japanese word order”?
Nov
18
comment Sorting and Grouping a Japanese Index or Glossary
I just use perl's Unicode::Collate, which implements the Unicode Collation Algorithm.
Nov
18
comment Adverbs in Japanese versus English
I'll remove my comments since this isn't really the right place to discuss basic English grammar, and I don't want to make the off-topic discussion here longer than it already is. You can always start a thread on one of the English sites if you'd like to discuss what an English adverb is.
Nov
17
comment Different usage of 五
In Martin's 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese on p.310, he points out this sort of verb pair: "There are also verbs which have a parasyntactic relationship similar to, but differing from, the transitive-intransitive relationship; both verbs are transitive but the direction of action is reversed". He pairs the outgoing 貸す・教える・預ける with the incoming 借りる・教わる・預かる.
Nov
17
comment Different usage of 五
What specifically is unfortunate about translating 他動詞 and 自動詞 to transitive verb and intransitive verb?