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Dec
15
comment How to understand the meaning of 愛{いと}しさ
Have you looked up さ? What did you find?
Dec
12
comment Did ある and いる once have kanji?
And the 連体詞 is [或る]{ある}.
Dec
9
comment Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?
You can also type thi to get ティ. On Macs, teli turns into テリ instead, so I recommend not getting used to l.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
I don't remember―I just copied and pasted them from here :-) That was two years ago.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
You can use instead of 糸言糸 if you'd like, by the way. Also, .
Dec
8
comment かな ending in a sentence where the speaker is not uncertain of something
Another question that talks about the presence or absence of "most": japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/19234/…
Dec
7
comment Usage and meaning of 召す【めす】 in different contexts
As an aside, the English ("I hope the wine is to your taste") is perfectly grammatical. See Google Books for a few more examples of this pattern.
Dec
6
comment Categorizing kanji variants - is there a “proper” form?
@kiss-o-matic No, Japanese is closer to traditional than simplified Chinese, but it has its own set of simplifications, so that's a bit of a red herring. @blutorange That's a false dichotomy. Standard dialects are still dialects.
Dec
5
comment Direct object or directional を
That comment isn't especially helpful—there are syntactic and semantic distinctions to be made without any translation into English.
Dec
4
comment Can Verb stand in front of sentence?
@StarLight You missed part of virmaior's explanation. It's 出会う → 出会える → 出会えて.
Dec
3
comment Usage of the phrase/word ですので
Aren't those programs all interfaces to the same dictionary?
Dec
1
comment What is this kanji?眞+頁
Compare: 真⇔眞, 慎⇔愼, 鎮⇔鎭, 填⇔塡, 槙⇔槇, 鷏⇔鷆, 顛⇔顚
Dec
1
comment How to tell the difference between 先{せん} and 先{さき}?
@Eric The program you're using is attempting to match up definitions from EDICT with examples from the Tanaka Corpus, but it's not doing so successfully.
Nov
30
comment の in Verb+のじゃない: Nominalizer or Explanatory?
@rintaun Genitive の (not the nominalizer) does contract to ん in some other circumstances, e.g. in 店ん中 or 雨ん中.
Nov
28
comment Most correct “noun suffix” for “living in X” or “resident of X”?
I think the OP was aware that 'suffix' was perhaps not ideal (hence their first sentence), so they tried their best to explain precisely what they meant by it. I don't think people should downvote just because 'suffix' isn't the right technical term, since it's clear what they're asking.
Nov
28
comment What is this form : Verb + はせん?
@非回答者 Well, I didn't actually say that the character was speaking a Western dialect. I was just using it as a label for the form. (As I said in my comment, "I don't mean to imply that it's limited to Western dialects.") Thanks to everyone for elaborating in the comments, though. I'm sure Urukann will find that helpful.
Nov
27
comment Meaning of 根づいていた / 根づく
@ColeFudge Judging by your comment, it appears you'll have to learn about 〜ている as well.
Nov
26
comment Do all words need a particle?
なぜ is an adverb. Compare another question word, 誰【だれ】, which is not.
Nov
26
comment When does it make sense to use 「〜でない。」?
The "KKK 25.92" refers to 国立国語研究所報告 現代雑誌九十種の用語用字 第3分冊分析〔1964〕, p.92
Nov
26
comment When does it make sense to use 「〜でない。」?
A related footnote from Martin's 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese, p.373: "In written Japanese (KKK 25.92) Nではない is about eight times as frequent as Nでない when predicative; but when adnominalized NでないN has the same frequency as Nではない. In non-final position, Nではなく is twice as frequent as Nでなく. These figures can not be automatically applied to spoken Japanese, since what is pronounced じゃない may get written as either でない or ではない."