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Apr
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comment Double negatives in Japanese
@dainichi: Got it. Thanks v much - I had not considered if it might be fixed.
Apr
1
comment How do you pronounce みずうみ? (lake)
@YangMuye: The NHK発音アクセント gives prononciation as per 2nd last line of snailboat's answer (dropping after the 2nd u).
Apr
1
comment Double negatives in Japanese
@KK: By chance I came across double-negative of sorts yesterday: しかし、海外での仕事は半端ではありません。which I took from the context to mean "But our work overseas was not yet finished" although it seems to mean the opposite. Is that correct?
Apr
1
revised Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
remove kanji from title
Apr
1
comment Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
@TokyoNagoya: (cont'd) Unfortunately introductory texts deliberately overuse kana so students can't appreciate what is simplified/what is correct. (I also hear that for students from "Kanji-countries" it is easier to use kanji and have to admit that it is easy to pick up bad habits, such as 出来る, that don't get pointed out if what was said is understood.)
Apr
1
comment Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
@TokyoNagoya: It does seem like that but it isn't really "members want to", just a function of inevitable learner's ignorance and technology. Once a sentence is typed and converted, the OS chooses the characters. A beginner may not have learnt them but keeps them on the misunderstanding that "Kanji is king" and the PC knows best. I have never seen this point covered in text books - they introduce the characters in the correct kana etc and expect the student to follow. (cont'd)
Apr
1
answered When an -i form (連用形{れんようけい}) of a verb seems to be a suffix rather than a prefix?
Apr
1
revised Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
minor correction
Apr
1
comment Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
I agree with your logic although but not sure about terminology: I would have said that if を is taken then を is still the object marker but the subject of the sentence is the actor but not sure if that is technically correct. (Possibly worth separate question on whether the ~が〜をVたい construction is grammatical?)
Apr
1
revised Use of が vs を with transitive verb, 受け入れる(+もらえる)
clarification in notes
Apr
1
comment が vs を in sentences of desire (-たい)
The following question gives some insight: http://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14984/use-of-が-vs-を-with-transitive‌​-verb-受け入れる(+もらえる)
Mar
31
comment Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) “dandruff” ateji? If not what's actually going on?
Briefly, the last line of the first link says that the kanji you list are ateji (with an explanation of the kanji that have more or less given in you question). I think the rest is explaining where ふけ comes from. It seems from the second link there are several kinds of dandruff, which may be why you have two ateji.
Mar
31
comment Forms and conjugation of Intransitive Verbs
@Steel: Your question seems to be based on a misunderstanding of transitive and intransitive verbs. (ie intransitive means does not take a direct object eg go, 行く, a common intransitive verb, has commonly used 命令形 of 行け)It might be worth reviewing again.
Mar
31
revised できる vs ~えます form for “can”, “able to”
amend title for future reference
Mar
30
comment Why is coffee with shochu or awamori called コーヒー割{わ}り “split / divided coffee”?
According to Wikipedia this seems to be for alcohol; 「水割とは、酒を飲料水で割ったもので、カクテルの一種。」 but I think you can use 割る as the verb for dilute 〜を水で割る。
Mar
30
comment 逃げさせる vs 逃す or 逃がす
「逃のがすな!」〜 "Don't let him get away!"
Mar
30
answered Why is coffee with shochu or awamori called コーヒー割{わ}り “split / divided coffee”?
Mar
30
comment Grammatically correct but good writing?
Thank you. That is very useful to know.
Mar
30
revised Grammatically correct but good writing?
minor wording correction
Mar
30
accepted Grammatically correct but good writing?