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revised The reason for using 何も+negative, but 何でも+positive
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comment Are there cases when two or more particles will occur next to each other without intervening lexical words?
@hippietrail: including the interjection particles ね and さ? If we put ね aside... Well you do have わよ, and の is commonly used before the particles with a meaning of question or uncertainty: か、かな and かしら. And かな itself is essentially a combination of two sentence-final particles: か and な.
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comment Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
@Kafka: Yeah, it does explain all the voiced/unvoiced mess in ハ行. :)
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answered Is there a study available on the similarities between Japanese and Turkish grammars?
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answered Are there cases when two or more particles will occur next to each other without intervening lexical words?
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comment Using な particle after common nouns (non na-adjectives)
I'm not quite sure how a native speaker gets what they did on Dictionary@goo, but the line between な-adjectives and noun is definitely blurry, so it wouldn't be too surprising.
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revised How does ほど work in the 〜すれば〜するほど construction?
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answered How does ほど work in the 〜すれば〜するほど construction?
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answered Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
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comment What does the “〜やしない” conjugation mean?
@Lukman: I don't think so. As far as I know, it's just a slightly elided form of は.
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answered Are there inflections/endings that can be applied to verbs but not i-adjectives? (or vice versa)
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comment What's the difference between 迷う and 紕う?
@Dave: (somewhat meta) shouldn't your comments be made to an answer. We should leave as few unanswered questions as possible, and this seems to me to be a real answer (紕う is just an older/uncommon reading). I've seen it with other questions here too, that sometime remain unanswered although they are really answered in the comments.
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comment Is Japanese really an agglutinative language?
@hippietrail: I mostly judge on what I know. The only agglutinative languages I know to a satisfying degree (to make some assumptions about them) are Japanese, Korean, Swahili and Quechua (and I know Japanese far better than the other three :)). It might make a my view a bit biased, but that would be true for just about anyone. Anyway, linguists usually tend to have many different opinions on the same subject, though when you inspect things closely, you'll often find the difference is not so huge.