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Feb
20
comment What is the purpose of 中 in ダウンロード中?
@Earthliŋ I also found this question: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/5369/1478 Maybe either 5369 or 2790 should be closed as a duplicate of the other?
Feb
19
comment when is ん pronounced as “m”?
@FelipeMüller The uvular nasal is [ɴ] in IPA. The velar nasal is [ŋ] in IPA.
Feb
18
comment Meaning of と in this sentence from BKB Lesson 9
@A.Ellett Comments are not for answers.
Feb
18
comment Difference between ときがある and ことがある
@l'électeur It would be more helpful to point out what you think Locksleyu missed – for example, if you think the answerer missed the "when it means 'there are times when'" bit, you could say so specifically.
Feb
17
comment What is this Kanji?
The radical is usually given as , or sometimes as (in the form ). I just checked a bunch of dictionaries and I can't find any that list it under . Which dictionaries do that?
Feb
17
comment Which of these means affection 愛情, 愛 or 情?
Did you forget to post your edit?
Feb
16
comment why is でのこと used?
Please ask one question per question, even if they're about the same text.
Feb
16
comment What is “を ” used for when not attached to a verb at the end of a sentence?
Please edit your question to include some context, the name of the song, and so forth.
Feb
15
comment Is there P in japanese
@Earthliŋ Well, you can call it the /h/ 〜 /p/ alternation, but I understand if that's not a satisfying name :-) It's a different process than rendaku, though. Historically /p/ and /b/ were the pair related by rendaku, but /p/ became /h/ in intervocalic contexts, so now /h/ becomes /b/ via rendaku – even though /b/ is of course not the voiced version of /h/! For example, /hitobito/ or /hibi/, not */hitopito/ or */hipi/. You can find a description of the alternation between /h/ and /p/ in Labrune's The Phonology of Japanese.
Feb
15
comment Is there P in japanese
@Earthliŋ It's not rendaku, which would give us /b/ instead, but yes, /p/ does occur after the moraic nasal under certain circumstances. Rather than mention rendaku, you can talk about the special segments /Q/ and /N/.
Feb
15
comment Is there P in japanese
You wrote "letter P", but it seems like you might actually be asking about the sound /p/. Japanese isn't typically written with letters, so it doesn't really have a "letter P", but we can still talk about where /p/ occurs in different strata of vocabulary (non-mimetic native Japanese words, mimetic words, Sino-Japanese words, and recent loanwords). Is that what you're really asking about?
Feb
14
comment Japanese for submarine sandwich
I think サブマリン is the usual transcription of submarine, not サブマリーン. Corpus results suggest the former is more than 100x more common.
Feb
14
comment “Cold” in Japanese: When to use 寒冷
I'm glad the question is resolved for you! I'm going to go ahead and edit that portion out of your question now, but people will still be able to see what you wrote before by looking at the revision history.
Feb
14
comment Repetitive words (e.g. どんどん, ぺらぺら, いらいら…)
@Tim It wouldn't be too hard to take a list of these words and check a major corpus like Tsukuba Web Corpus to assemble your own frequency list. That said, I think you might need some strategy to account for variation in form, e.g. くるり(と)・くるっ(と)・くるくる(と), so it might not be trivial, either.
Feb
14
comment “Cold” in Japanese: When to use 寒冷
I think your second question is a duplicate of japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3191/…, so hopefully answers here can concentrate on the first question.
Feb
13
comment Most appropriate word for 'antonym' – 対義語 or 反対語?
Thank you for making me consider 対語 as well, which I had previously ruled out based on corpus evidence. In web-based corpora such as the Google Japanese Web N-Gram corpus, as well as the Tsukuba Web Corpus, 対義語 is more common than 対語. But after reading this answer, I found that in the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese, 対義語 and 対語 are equally common, while 反対語 is more common than either.
Feb
13
comment Verb combination (なりたくって and き消す etc.)
I'm not comfortable with using "erroneous" to describe emphatic gemination, because it sounds like Perfume's songwriter made a mistake, but I'm fairly certain he wrote it that way on purpose.
Feb
12
comment Is it ok to start learning Japanese?
Advice of this sort isn't really on-topic here, as we like to focus on questions about the Japanese language itself. It might be on-topic on the proposed language learning site, but that site hasn't launched yet.
Feb
11
comment ない in つまらない and similar adjectives and their conjugation with すぎる
Three theories for 助動詞「ない」, not for 接尾語「ない」. I don't think anyone knows for sure how ~ない ended up replacing ~ぬ.
Feb
11
comment Is なんだから is related to のだ?
Can you give the complete sentence?