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revised Are anaphoric personal pronouns limited to the third person (彼, 彼ら etc)?
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comment Are anaphoric personal pronouns limited to the third person (彼, 彼ら etc)?
@user4092: My mistake, now corrected. I should have said anaphoric personal pronouns. (He recognises the use of demonstrative pronouns, although I am not how to classify あの人 - possibly both demonstrative and personal?)
Jun
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revised Are anaphoric personal pronouns limited to the third person (彼, 彼ら etc)?
correction: anaphoric PERSONAL pronouns
Jun
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asked Are anaphoric personal pronouns limited to the third person (彼, 彼ら etc)?
Jun
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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comment How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
FWIW, I have added my literal translation (based on my analysis)
Jun
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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comment How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
I would have thought 汚れた物として捨てるようにやる was quite grammatical and would be acceptable as "to give as if you were going to throw it away as dirty/defiled"?
Jun
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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asked How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
Jun
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comment What does it mean when この is in front of a personal pronoun?
@DaveMG: Thanks. If you are not planning to write an answer then toraburo should incorporate your example into his.
May
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comment What does “湯冷ましを兼ねて” mean?
Where did you find the meaning "in order to" for を兼ねて? According to all my references this expression is just used (as you also say) to describe combining activities/functions, which is consistent with meaning of the kanji itself?
May
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comment What does it mean when この is in front of a personal pronoun?
The OP seems to be asking about "This Me" (オレ、僕)which a lot less intuitive than "This guy".
May
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comment Is verb ending ない shortened to ん?
@Erikr Utlendi: This is a very informative answer but do you have any comment on how it is most commonly used among speakers of 標準語? Off the top of my head I would have said it was for concluding sentences in abrupt decisive manner.
May
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comment How do I make sense of this use of だったのである?
How about the technique?
May
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comment How do I make sense of this use of だったのである?
I've not heard of "Parallel rephrasing" before but I guess it is a recognised technique. Do you have a reference, prefarably one that shows how to do it with Japanese?
May
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comment Have you tried XYZ before?
Perfect answer! Just what the OP was looking for (じゃないか)