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Jul
11
comment How do 何 and どう change the meaning of these sentences?
This might answer your question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/8313/…
Jul
9
comment What is a word for “participation” that resembles “kameseru”?
I think my answer doesn't deserve a downvote, considering that my guess turned out to be correct.
Jul
9
comment What is a word for “participation” that resembles “kameseru”?
I wrote in my answer that 加盟する is definitely not participation in the sense used in the article. (I hope that's not what triggered the downvote.) I still think that someone who obviously has no clue about Japanese is much more likely to come up with a(n incorrect) kanji compound in dictionary form than with an unusual interpretation of 噛む in a rather advanced conjugation of the word. Anyway, what the writer really referred to is anyone's guess...
Jul
7
comment Forming a “habitual” sentence: “I usually get up at 7.15”
I see. Could you revise your question to include your explanation? Also, since you're asking about に, I would remove the [phrase] tag and add [particle-ni] and [grammar].
Jul
7
comment Forming a “habitual” sentence: “I usually get up at 7.15”
What would make you think that this sentence is correct/natural? What would make you think that this sentence is incorrect/unnatural? I think you could ask a much better question than provide one translation of a sentence and asking if it is correct. You could, for example, look up different ways of saying "usually" and ask how to choose among those. As it stands, the question will likely get closed as a translation check/request without prior research effort.
Jul
7
comment Few hard to recognize handwritten characters in miniature umbrella
My IME (Anthy) has 仭 as ジン...
Jul
7
comment Few hard to recognize handwritten characters in miniature umbrella
"looks like ⺅+刃" There's 仞 (or 仭). "looks like 月+零" That's 腰.
Jul
7
comment Few hard to recognize handwritten characters in miniature umbrella
My impression is that half-simplified half-traditional characters are frequently seen when the full traditional character might be "a bit too much", so that the traditional half gives it the necessary "traditional flavour" and the simplified half makes it easy to read. In that sense, a perfect fit for a souvenir as far as I can tell.
Jul
6
comment Few hard to recognize handwritten characters in miniature umbrella
You need to consult a better dictionary. For example, 𡸴 is a variant of 嶮 (which you should be able to find). You've also misidentified も as ヲ a number of times.
Jul
6
comment In what ways do Japanese children overgeneralize conjugation patterns?
Did you maybe hear 飲まして ("let me drink") instead? I've never heard 飲みして either.
Jul
5
comment Meaning of 腐っていく
@EiríkrÚtlendi Make that phantom downvoters. I left a comment instead of downvoting your post.
Jul
5
comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
No, I sort of agree. I just think that using the past tense was originally intended as describing an event in the past, the current usage being an "abuse of past tense", which for various reasons may be considered more polite. As I understand it, using the past tense in asking for confirmation of a fact assumes that the fact has already been established (rather than establishing a new fact here and now). In any case, I would call it an extended/figurative use of the past tense, not a non-past use.
Jul
5
comment Meaning of 腐っていく
I don't think the meaning of いく is very relevant here (yet), since we really have no idea why OP thinks that 腐っていく should have anything to do with a sexual pun.
Jul
4
comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
@Tim Better? [fill]
Jul
4
comment Transliterating the last name Cobaxin
What do you think about コバ シン?
Jul
4
comment How to say don't tire/wear yourself out?
早寝早起き朝ご飯. No, just kidding. If you're concerned about their health, then maybe 体に気を付けてください. I don't know if it was clear in my short answer, but generally 無理しないでください is really the best way of expressing concern. But then you haven't given us any more detail about your relationship with that person, other than "someone who is a friend".
Jul
3
comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
@EiríkrÚtlendi No, どちら様でしたか is very common for asking about someone you (are supposed to) have met before.
Jun
29
comment What is the meaning and grammatical construction of 人って?
@EiríkrÚtlendi That's what I had thought until someone pointed me to a dictionary. The dictionaries usually say って comes from とて.
Jun
17
comment Etymology of ひざまずく
Do you have any thoughts on /-ma-/ = 真?
Jun
11
comment naming a school headquarters
@EiríkrÚtlendi OP is "Founder and Headmaster of the Geido Kenpo Ninpo Ryu Multisystem martial art" as it says in his profile. I guess he's trying to name his own headquarters in a way that sounds Japanese.