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Jul
31
comment The の in のに and なのに
@Sjiveru That's how Martin analyzes it in his 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese (p.858): "In the third meaning of the の-nominalization—'fact (etc.)'―に occurs as the essive (or copula infinitive) with a special implication: 'despite the fact that'".
Jul
31
comment Etymology of 出来る dekiru
You might use the phonemic spelling idu rather than idzu. In any case, I don't think づ had become assibilated yet.
Jul
31
revised Why does 目 have a counting sense to it?
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Jul
30
comment Why is 住んでいるのが好きです incorrect?
Was there any context when they gave their judgments?
Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
I think this question should be left open, not closed as a duplicate, since there's doubt as to whether it's completely explained by the other answer (several of us have chosen not to close as duplicate).
Jul
29
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Jul
29
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Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
@dainichi I notice in BCCWJ that てはいただけませんか has only 3 results, but ていただけませんか (without は) has 317. It doesn't seem like は is often used here, so I was trying to figure out what it might add to the sentence.
Jul
29
comment Etymology of 武蔵
More on -(h)i: catalog.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/handle/2324/8607/scs04p099.pdf
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru wi works on OS X, too! (You have to type wyi to get ゐ.)
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru Except they said they were on a Macbook. l works on Windows, but not on OS X, where li turns into . Happily, x works everywhere, so I usually recommend that instead :-)
Jul
28
revised Can kanji compounds be formed arbitrarily?
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Jul
28
answered Can kanji compounds be formed arbitrarily?
Jul
28
revised What does うぃーす mean?
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Jul
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can kanji compounds be formed arbitrarily?
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
(The typing part of the question is off-topic, but we can answer it in comments.) You can type small kana by typing x first, so xi becomes . To type the long vowel marker , just type a dash -.
Jul
28
comment How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く?
Oh, okay. Have you had a chance to look at our existing question on 〜ていく and 〜てくる yet?
Jul
28
comment How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く?
You aren't asking about any particular example sentences, just the possible meanings for each of these phrases?
Jul
28
comment Use of Amari when an adjective is in the negative
It's true that they're not always a PPI and NPI respectively, which is why I wrote "in this meaning". Both words are licensed in various contexts with different meanings.
Jul
28
revised Use of Amari when an adjective is in the negative
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