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Jun
25
comment Is Japanese really an agglutinative language?
@hippietrail: nouns in Japanese are not internally inflected, but they are agglutinated. -no, -mo, -de, -ni even the copula are all really just suffixes, and they form a single unit with the nouns they follow. The only difference between nouns and verbs is that nouns have just a single base to which all these suffixes attach, while verbs have several different bases (such as Mizenkei, Rentaikei, etc.)
Jun
25
answered Is Japanese really an agglutinative language?
Jun
24
revised Can I help you?
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Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
please try to format your question properly. Shorthand speak and cap-less English is OK for comments, but the questions are better to be readable if you want people to answer them. It doesn't take a lot of effort to hit the shift key a few times, and you'll save the nice people here helping you a lot of eyeaches. :)
Jun
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revised How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
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Jun
23
reviewed Approve Difference between にかんして and について?
Jun
23
answered Why the “H” is pronounced as “Sh” in some cases?
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Jun
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Jun
22
revised How did 革 “leather” come to mean newness?
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Jun
22
comment How did 革 “leather” come to mean newness?
Mine is the 6th edition, which is the newest I as far as I know. It's also the electronic edition (I'm totally useless with paper dictionaries, especially in Japanese :(), so maybe that counts. This definition is taken from the kanji definitions section and not from the word definitions section, if that helps.
Jun
22
revised How did 革 “leather” come to mean newness?
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Jun
22
comment How did 革 “leather” come to mean newness?
No hypothesis, it can be found in just about any Kanji dictionary. I'll link some. And I think I've actually first heard it in one of my classes, from a professor who's a Classical Chinese expert.
Jun
22
answered How did 革 “leather” come to mean newness?
Jun
22
answered Origin/etymology of こころ~ words
Jun
22
comment Origin/etymology of こころ~ words
@Tsuyoshi: he's referring to the fact they have a different base kanji than 心.