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comment Why are Japanese vowels occasionally rhotacised in songs?
You said you hear this sound when you "listen to Japanese music" but do you only listen to rock? The sound you describe is prevalent in rock music because it is thought to sound cool. Extending the ends of words with a drawl that borders on an r sound at times. I always thought it came from a similar phenomenon heard in American hard rock and metal, e.g., "off to never never landaaah" of Metallica's Enter Sandman. And you said of one of your examples that you "hear a very distinct [r] at the end of 「たいよう」." I can pretty much guarantee you that is nonexistent to the Japanese ear.
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answered Particle と with へ; ~へと
Nov
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comment Questions about 〜にあたって, 驚かされた, and 関係者何人か
Does this help? 人の記憶の欠落部分というのは、捏造で補われる仕組みになっているらしく => "(because of the way the mind works,) the holes in people's memories tend to be filled by false memories."
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revised When do you use は/に for どようびは/に?
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Oct
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answered When do you use は/に for どようびは/に?
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comment Why is も used instead of が in the sentence 「日本ではクモを見ると良いことがあると言う人もいますよ」
Ah, I see what you mean now. Thanks
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revised Using appropriate old characters with people's names
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answered Using appropriate old characters with people's names
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comment Why is も used instead of が in the sentence 「日本ではクモを見ると良いことがあると言う人もいますよ」
@dainichi Are you referring to the emphatic use of は? As in "Seeing a spider in Japan (as opposed to other places) is a good thing"? Just curious because when I said "can only refer to...", I didn't mean in an absolute sense, but in real life conversations. The cultural background to this example is that in Japan, spiders are not considered bad. And it is based on this common understanding that native speakers would comprehend the sentence. People don't forget all their life experiences with each new conversation, and understanding that is hugely important when learning a second language.
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revised Rust: 錆 vs 銹 vs 鏽 vs 鏥
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answered How do these 3 ways of saying “It can't be helped” differ?