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Feb
5
comment Why would one use 当て字?
@rhyaeris Ateji is a very general term. It can mean the meaning is ignored or the readings are ignored. 明鏡国語辞典 defines it this way, and so does Japanese Wikipedia. In this case, the kanji are meaningful but the reading is assigned to both kanji as a whole, ignoring the individual readings. (Tangorin is just an interface to EDICT, which doesn't really categorize things like this very well.)
Feb
5
comment conjugation: やあります vs やります
What does "conjugating yaru to arimasu" mean?
Feb
3
comment How can you divide verbs into conjugation groups easily?
@Blavius There are a number of other irregular verbs, but they're traditionally lumped into one of the first two categories. I'm not sure why.
Feb
3
comment Why isn't the word for triangle トラヤングル?
It's actually /æ/ in British accents. See the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.
Feb
3
comment Why can a single word have more than one Kanji?
頷く, of course, is much more common than 肯く or 首肯く. And kana is also commonly used, perhaps because none of these three ways of writing the word in kanji are listed on the 常用漢字表.
Feb
3
comment How can you divide verbs into conjugation groups easily?
@user4092 Though 学校文法 also gives さ as a 未然形 of する, as in される or させる.
Feb
2
comment Etymology of 鼻の下を伸ばす
Also: 鼻の下が長い
Feb
2
comment What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?
Of course Japanese has an /r/ sound, it's just not the same one English has, or the same one French has, etc.
Feb
1
comment Is there a word for “studied” or I have to use 勉強はした?
@WillihamTotland That's Classical Japanese. 恥づ is 恥じる in the modern language.
Jan
31
comment Maths sentences: 足す and 掛ける
If we have to overlay English parts of speech on 1 + 2 = 3, why not call + a coordinator? But really, it seems like we're just pronouncing the symbols as English words, and + is really an infix operator, not a preposition.
Jan
30
comment Formal linguistic term for a “prepositional object”?
Talking about the object (or complement) of a preposition is fairly common in English grammar.
Jan
30
comment Formal linguistic term for a “prepositional object”?
@EiríkrÚtlendi In use, but rare.
Jan
26
comment What does モンロス mean?
What sentence did you find this word in?
Jan
22
comment The component 曷 and the kanjis 褐, 喝, 謁, 渇
meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/a/1502/1478
Jan
21
comment θ波はどういう意味ですか?~What does θ波 mean?
Also written シータ[波]{は}.
Jan
20
comment When to use these plain Te-Forms?
A "te-form" is a form ending in 〜て. It isn't a general term for asking/telling people what to do.
Jan
19
comment Is 動詞修飾副詞 a grammatical term?
@Leila It'd be great if you could include a little more information in your questions. What linguistics paper? What is the context of this sentence? It might be possible to answer this question without knowing these things, but including some context will make your questions easier to follow and answer.
Jan
18
comment Is 動詞修飾副詞 a grammatical term?
@Blavius It's one of the things adverbs do, but the core idea behind the traditional adverb category is 'modifier of other than noun', not 'modifier of verb'. In Japanese school grammar, adverbs are non-inflecting words that cannot be subjects and mainly modify inflecting words. See this chart.
Jan
18
comment して行{い}かない versus しないで行{い}く
I always thought it was て[形]{けい}.
Jan
16
comment Octopus kanji: 章魚 vs 蛸 vs 鮹
There's also a parsed version of BCCWJ available, and although parsers like this aren't perfect, we can look at the numbers they give: 676 タコ, 129 , 32 ダコ, 10 章魚, and 2 (If you haven't accepted the agreement, you may need to click the link again after doing so; go to the 基本 tab and click 書字形 to see the numbers for yourself.)