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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?
May
14
comment What is the meaning of the word たんじゃ?
It's not a single word.
May
13
comment How common/formal is あたくし?
@naruto I merged the questions, which moved your answer over here. Feel free to edit it as you see fit :-)
May
13
comment The logic behind kanji choice for country name ateji
ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
May
13
comment What do the words 「きてやった」 mean?
Which meaning do you think くる has in the OP's sentence?
May
13
comment How did 逸 come to feature in pleasure/idleness words?
No, kanjinetworks is intended to be a collection of historically accurate character origins. (I'm not saying that it is, but it's not intended to be anything like Heisig.)
May
11
comment Use of に in this sentence
@lettuce They aren't always interchangeable; for example, I think 我ながら can't be rewritten as *我つつ, and 読みつつある can't be rewritten as *読みながらある. As for your question, I think つつ is more commonly 'while' but can occasionally have the 'although' meaning (Martin 1975 has examples on p.417-8). As you can see, the difference between つつ and ながら is relatively complicated, so why not ask it as a separate question?