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Mar
15
comment What does ぶつまね (ぶつ真似?) mean?
That sentence doesn't appear to contain the word you're asking about... What was the sentence it appeared in?
Mar
14
comment 知る vs わかる and when to use が and を in “how to” questions
Related: How should I choose between 知{し}る and わかる?
Mar
13
comment Using declarative だ with negative i-adjectives
I would personally say だ was never there in the first place, rather than say that it's omitted.
Mar
13
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
Random websites online seem to suggest ンチュ corresponds to Japanese の人, with the ヌ reducing to ン like you suggest, and チュ perhaps coming from と. Unfortunately, I don't have any good sources to check at the moment, so I'm not really qualified to write an answer.
Mar
13
comment In Okinawan, what is the ン in ウチナーンチュ?
@razorramon I've already checked, and I don't believe The Languages of Japan answers this question. By the way, books published prior to 1923 are in the public domain, but TLoJ was published in 1990, rather more recently. Although it's not free of charge, you can probably find it at a library.
Mar
12
comment How to parse “あけぐち”?
@hippietrail Other English terms for the 連用形 you may run across include "infinitive" (Bloch, Martin) and "stem" (Jorden).
Mar
12
comment The meaning of く
@ssb We can distinguish "is an adverb" from "functions adverbially". I think you can make everyone happy here if you use the latter phrase :-)
Mar
12
comment 推量の助詞、「う」… does this particle exist?
@Nathan Last time you brought this up, I linked to these three definitions. This question is interesting, though, because 助動詞 inflect but う does not, and because (in my opinion) it's hard to come up with a good argument against considering the entire suffix a single morpheme in modern Japanese.
Mar
11
comment How to understand “きざみ角煮{かくに}”
@hippietrail For verbs, the 連用形 is the form you use before the polite auxiliary 〜ます, so if you've learned how to make the polite form, you can make and recognize the 連用形 as well. For example: 読む → 読み → 読みます and 食べる → 食べ → 食べます
Mar
10
comment Etymology of “よう” in “豆腐{とうふ}よう”
I can't find anything about its etymology in the dictionaries I have, but 広辞苑{こうじえん} gives the kanji as 豆腐餻. By the way, I searched BCCWJ for both 豆腐餻 and 唐芙蓉, but both came up with 0 results. 豆腐よう had 3 results.
Mar
9
comment What is the difference between は and が in this sentence?
Although it's rare, I do find a few examples of 〜していはしない in BCCWJ when I search for ていはしない. Would you star those examples as incorrect, too?
Mar
8
comment Is there a Japanese equivalent of knock-knock jokes?
Some children improvise knock-knock jokes. A lot of children learn them from joke books or from their friends and then repeat them.
Mar
8
comment Understanding Japanese verbs
The edit removed the source of the OP's confusion. This would unfortunately invalidate existing answers, which is something edits should not do, so I rolled the edit back.
Mar
6
comment Using を/に+伴う and meaning of 後接させる (+ 現場指示 and 文脈指示)
I believe 現場指示 and 文脈指示 are deixis and anaphor.
Mar
6
comment Is 「<number>回後」 equivalent to 「第<number>回」?
Can you give the complete sentences they appeared in? Or some other context to make sense of them?
Mar
5
comment 「[壁際]{かべぎわ}の前と同じ場所」とはどういう意味ですか?
自分のアカウントを削除したそう・・・
Mar
5
comment Using も in place of を
@Tor Yes, you should ask a new question as a question, not in the comments on an answer :-)
Mar
5
comment こおれえぐす, こーれーぐす, こおれえぐうす, or こーれーぐーす to get the word 高麗胡椒?
@hippietrail Yes, I know being on-topic on SU doesn't make it off-topic here. I was just trying to present you with an alternative place to ask in case the rules here were getting in the way of you finding the answer you need :-)
Mar
5
comment こおれえぐす, こーれーぐす, こおれえぐうす, or こーれーぐーす to get the word 高麗胡椒?
@hippietrail Would you care to start the meta discussion on the topic? It sounds like you're passionate about it, so you may be the best one to write the meta post.
Mar
5
comment こおれえぐす, こーれーぐす, こおれえぐうす, or こーれーぐーす to get the word 高麗胡椒?
I think that this question is really about input method software and not about the Japanese language itself. That doesn't make it a bad question! But in the past, we've decided that this sort of thing is off-topic for JLSE. Questions about how to use input method software are on-topic at superuser. If you're still having problems that the answers here haven't solved for you, I suggest you re-ask your question there.