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4h
comment Are there any patterns for okurigana?
By the way, I don't understand the part about the umlaut.
4h
comment Are there any patterns for okurigana?
Nice answer! By the way, there are some non-inflecting words that are not derived from inflecting words, but nonetheless have okurigana, such as 後ろ. There's also some variation with words like 表す・表わす. There's some information on the Agency for Cultural Affairs website.
9h
comment Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs
It could help to explain a little further: as I understand it, ありがとう is from ありがたく. When the /k/ was lost, that gave ありがたう, and the regular sound change from /au/ to /oː/ resulted in ありがとう. So とう is not directly from たい.
1d
comment Meaning of ならずとも
You don't have to add spaces after and in Japanese. They have spaces built-in.
Dec
24
comment Is either 霊験 or あらたか used outside the phrase 霊験あらたか?
Click around on some of the patterns here: corpus.tsukuba.ac.jp/headword/N.17428/#tabfreqorder
Dec
23
comment Most egregious examples of the reading of a kanji changing due to (textually) distant characters
@blutorange That is not entirely correct. See mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt-davis/cmabridge
Dec
21
comment Is けど a 接続詞 (conjunction) or 助詞 (particle)?
Dictionaries list けど as both a 接続助詞 and as a 接続詞, depending on whether it's following a clause or beginning a sentence. Some list it as a 終助詞 as well.
Dec
20
comment What's the difference between ~れれば and ~れば?
@ThomasGross You're presenting a modern analysis, while Choko has shown how it's analyzed in Japanese school grammar. Descriptively they work out to the same thing in this case, although the modern analysis is probably more parsimonious.
Dec
19
comment What does 八 have to do with [八つ当たり]【やつあたり】?
広辞苑 says: 誰彼の区別なく八方へ当たり散らすこと。関係のない人にまで怒り散らすこと。「部下に―する」
Dec
19
comment If 「は」 marks a topic, and 「が」 marks a subject, what does 「です」 do in terms of nuance?
です is not shortened from である (although だ is). The exact etymology of です isn't known, but you can think of it as short for であります.
Dec
17
comment I have a puzzling question about Japanese pronouncaiton
It's true that Hepburn romanization doesn't tell you all the phonetic details you need to pronounce Japanese. But that doesn't appear to be a question.
Dec
17
comment What is the difference between all the weather words: 気象{きしょう}, 天気{てんき} and 天候{てんこう}?
I'm going to reopen this for now because the linked question doesn't address 気象. I think that if we get a good answer here, we can close the other question as a duplicate, because an answer about all three words should also address the other question.
Dec
15
comment confusion with location words
Is there a reason konbini is in romaji? How is this sentence written in the original?
Dec
15
comment How to understand the meaning of 愛{いと}しさ
Have you looked up さ? What did you find?
Dec
12
comment Did ある and いる once have kanji?
And the 連体詞 is [或る]{ある}.
Dec
9
comment Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?
You can also type thi to get ティ. On Macs, teli turns into テリ instead, so I recommend not getting used to l.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
I don't remember―I just copied and pasted them from here :-) That was two years ago.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
You can use instead of 糸言糸 if you'd like, by the way. Also, .
Dec
8
comment かな ending in a sentence where the speaker is not uncertain of something
Another question that talks about the presence or absence of "most": japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/19234/…
Dec
7
comment Usage and meaning of 召す【めす】 in different contexts
As an aside, the English ("I hope the wine is to your taste") is perfectly grammatical. See Google Books for a few more examples of this pattern.