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May
19
comment Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン?
@JLRishe Thanks, I borrowed your example for my answer :-)
May
19
comment Beginner miscomprehension of spoken Japanese - finding wrong word boundaries
@broccoliforest I've edited the answer to reflect the unmarked pronunciation. Sorry about that! :-)
May
18
comment Beginner miscomprehension of spoken Japanese - finding wrong word boundaries
The question seems fairly clear to me. It's about how to identify word boundaries in speech. I agree the 学校 part could be asked separately, but it's relevant here, too.
May
17
comment Difference between 遍 and 度/回 in occurences
This looks interesting: ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/cg/lt/rb/630/630PDF/tao.pdf
May
17
comment Difference between 遍 and 度/回 in occurences
Would you mind adding a little context, or telling us where it's from? I googled and found something called さんねん峠. Is that right?
May
17
comment Is ごめんなさいませ idiomatic?
In the Google Japanese Web N-Gram corpus, the counts are 8253271 for ごめんなさい and only 3896 for ごめんなさいませ, which gives us a 2000-to-1 ratio.
May
17
comment Is the interjection おう really a Chinese loanword?
What about 唯唯? It was written that way in the oldest cite in 日本国語大辞典. Does that give us a clue?
May
17
comment Is ごめんなさいませ idiomatic?
In the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese (BCCWJ), there are 0 results for ごめんなさいませ, compared with 1824 results for ごめんなさい. That doesn't mean no one ever uses it, but it does mean the version without ませ is much more common.
May
17
comment Is the interjection おう really a Chinese loanword?
I don't understand the edit. 日本国語大辞典 lists it under おお, though they say it's been variously written as おう・おお・あう・わう・をう, among others.
May
16
comment The 普通形 of a verb in Japanese - future and habitual interpretations
But it depends on the predicate. If it's stative, like in かごの中にうさぎがいる, then it's generally taken as describing a present time situation rather than future, unless the rest of the sentence or context indicates otherwise.
May
15
comment When particle mo is used to mean also, particle wa is omitted. Does mo also replace ga?
Is it supposed to be two sentences?
May
15
comment How to distinguish between う/よう of volition and suggestion?
Stack Exchange support for international domain names is broken, but I've put in a workaround by replacing each non-ASCII character in the URL with an HTML entity.
May
15
comment Can I say this sentence in another way?
Could you please fix your sentences and tell us what you're asking about specifically? Like, are you asking about の? Is that other thing a typo? Please stop asking questions with pairs of sentences and no explanation; we need to know what your specific question is.
May
15
comment Explaining Tense in Japanese
@TheWanderingCoder English doesn't have a future tense. Will is a modal auxiliary.
May
15
comment Can か follow である?
か can follow だ in subordinate clauses.
May
14
comment Explaining Tense in Japanese
Most linguists would say English has only two tenses.
May
14
comment What is the meaning of 第ー部
Maybe it was actually ガールズバンド?
May
14
comment Explaining Tense in Japanese
I was searching for "相対テンス" on Google and happened to find a PDF with some interesting illustrations: kyorin-u.ac.jp/univ/user/foreign/nikodebu/lectures%28PDF%29/…
May
14
comment Explaining Tense in Japanese
I tried to fix the question up a little bit. Longer comments here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/511/conversation/…
May
14
comment Is this sentence correct?
Is "いお(ro)いろ" supposed to be いろいろ? Could you edit your post, if so?