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Apr
16
comment What is 「ピプロシン体」?
I think it's more likely the original text contains an error of some kind. Compare the same passage quoted in this PDF from the same archive, where it says ピウロンシン. My guess is they're both either typos or misreadings or OCR errors or something like that, and they should both refer to fibrosin bodies.
Apr
16
comment What is 「ピプロシン体」?
Maybe it's supposed to read 「フィブロシン体」?
Apr
15
comment Expressing difference between “fluent” and “native speaker” in Japanese
A related comment, possibly of interest: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/23202/…
Apr
15
comment Why is the kanji of idiot written with the kanji for “horse” and “deer” together?
@virmaior But it comes from 土圭{とけい}, so it's not the same けい. Also, it replaced 時計{ときはかり}. I think the on reading matching up is probably coincidental. See gogen-allguide for discussion.
Apr
15
comment Expressing difference between “fluent” and “native speaker” in Japanese
For me, ぺらぺら comes to mind before ばりばり.
Apr
14
comment Verb combination (なりたくって and き消す etc.)
How about "colloquial"? :-)
Apr
13
comment “め” in “五匹め” implies some sort of “ordering”? Where it makes sense, the default is “time”?
Sure, it's a complete sentence. But let's say someone said to you "I like the fifth one" without any context. Your response would probably be something like "The fifth what?" And the reason for that is because you can't tell what set of items they're talking about unless ① it's specified or ② it's clear from context.
Apr
11
comment Usage of を in 自らを豊作を司る
japanese.stackexchange.com/a/16289/1478
Apr
8
comment Symbol for smiling
What manga is this?
Apr
8
comment Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
Did something go wrong with the furigana on [復習]{ふく・しゅう, «さらい»}?
Apr
8
comment How do you say, “I have been an annoying person lately.”?
@Blavius It sounds similar, but the meaning isn't quite the same and the accepted etymology is different: gogen-allguide.com/u/uzai.html
Apr
6
comment What does …なくはない mean?
books.google.co.jp/books?id=0eprLex8sr0C&pg=PA306
Apr
6
comment I'm having trouble understanding 持って帰ったら in this particular sentence
I think chocolate's answer here may answer your question.
Apr
5
comment What means 目えかける in this phrase?
Possible duplicate: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/25600/1478
Apr
5
comment What means 目えかける in this phrase?
Is it a small ぇ?
Apr
2
comment Is 翻す a former compound verb that merged into its current form?
I think you could ask the same thing about 覆す.
Apr
1
comment Native Japanese word for フリー
To elaborate slightly on Nothing at all's comment, Sino-Japanese words like 自由 are not technically "native", as they were either borrowed from Chinese or formed from morphemes borrowed from Chinese.
Mar
31
comment Can compound words like 「外食」be considered as a morpheme?
I think this sort of question is okay on either site. Some users on Linguistics.SE seem to want questions like this to be on Japanese.SE though, because we have more users with language-specific knowledge here.
Mar
31
comment Can compound words like 「外食」be considered as a morpheme?
Some bound morphemes can be written in kanji. 素{す}- as in 素手{すで}・素足{すあし}・素顔{すがお}・素肌{すはだ} is listed as an example of a bound morpheme in Tsujimura's An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. Another example would be 飯{はん} in ご飯, which doesn't appear as a word on its own. I think that it might be true that bound inflectional morphemes are generally not written in kanji, though.
Mar
31
comment What does なってる mean?
What does it say before ト?