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Nov
26
comment As a foreigner with a Japanese name, what are the implications of writing my name in katakana or kanji?
@ShenKuo Please post answers in the answer box :-)
Nov
26
comment Why is there a small ッ in 完ッ全?
By the way, I think the idiom is usually 閑古鳥が鳴く, not 閑古鳥が鳴る.
Nov
25
comment Why is に used in 若者が元気に溢れている?
I think it's a lot better now, after your edit and mirka's edit :-)
Nov
25
comment Why is に used in 若者が元気に溢れている?
Could you edit the question to focus on the example at the end? Right now you're asking for a list of all the dozens of ways to use に, but for that you'd be better served by looking at a dictionary entry. A question about this particular example should be fine, though :-)
Nov
24
comment The meaning of 今なら嫉妬で100人は殺れますよ。
Where did this sentence come from?
Nov
23
comment Is it possible to use causative sentences to say “not to do”?
Does this help? japanese.stackexchange.com/q/5929/1478
Nov
23
comment Questions about 「とは」and 「思わなんだ」
@George You asked two questions in one, and each is a duplicate but of a different question. 2) is answered by Ash's link. It means 思わなかった, not 思わないんだ.
Nov
23
comment たり vs. て for multiple adjectives
@seafood258 Maybe you could ask that as a separate question.
Nov
23
comment Is it possible to use causative sentences to say “not to do”?
I think it sounds okay. But we're focusing on the Japanese here, so I think the important thing here is to understand what Yasashii Eirian is trying to express. Eirian thinks 「彼は私に皿を洗わせませんでした」 expresses "He didn't make me wash the dishes", where the negation has scope over the causative, and wants to know how to express "He made me not wash the dishes", where the causative has scope over the negation.
Nov
23
comment What's the difference between あれ and 彼女?
Can you explain where you learned that あれ means 'she'? Perhaps you looked at a bilingual dictionary entry like this one?
Nov
22
comment Trouble with もう二度と列車や車には乗らん
Can you double check to make sure the sentence is typed correctly?
Nov
20
comment For what purposes is たろう used?
You can tell which one it is by looking at what it attaches to. The one from と+ある attaches to nouns because that's what と does, and the one from て+ある attaches to 連用形 (or 音便形 in the modern language) because that's what て does.
Nov
19
comment How are the traditional 5 elements in the Chinese doctrine of Five Agents pronounced in Japanese?
virmaior, @senshin It's interesting that the 陰陽五行思想 page virmaior linked to says ごん while the regular 五行思想 page says きん. Maybe an answer should address this.
Nov
19
comment “native” Japanese words vs Chinese/international “imports”
漢語 (Sino-Japanese vocabulary) are often considered separately from 外来語 (recent loanwords) because the former were borrowed so long ago and are somewhat "nativized". Of course, both types are loans, but I think for your question it might be better to separate them out.
Nov
18
comment How to read single stand-alone language-name kanji?
@WillihamTotland The epenthetic /i/ and /u/ can only drop out before voiceless consonants. When the vowel does drop out, the first consonant in the sequence assimilates to the latter, producing a geminate sequence. /b/ is not voiceless, so gemination can't occur. Note that for historical reasons, /h/ automatically becomes /p/ in gemination.
Nov
18
comment
I'm so glad you got a chance to nominate yourself! You would make a great moderator here on Japanese.SE :-)
Nov
18
comment Confused in choosing でした or です in のは~だ grammar
I edited the question to fix the English typo and focus on the Japanese :-)
Nov
18
comment The difference between するには and する為には
ため is usually written in kana here.
Nov
17
comment 全く vs 全然 (formal / casual)
@Toshihiko Why not post that as an answer rather than a comment?
Nov
16
comment Trying to think of borrowed English words that parse “ti” as ティ or as チ。
@sebu If you're asking for a list, I don't think it's really possible to do that in the SE format. There would just be too many words. A user has flagged the question to be closed as 'Too Broad'. If you asked if there was a way to figure out if it'd be ティ or チ based on the English pronunciation, that would work, although it wouldn't be very useful since there isn't one :-( Could you answer the question The Wandering Coder asked in the first comment?