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Jul
20
comment Do adjectives/adjective-like verb forms in informal speech need a copula?
@Nubcake grammatically you don't need です in both cases. I guess changing ない to past tense lends some explanatory tone to the sentence, so that the nominalizer ん (short for の) that was suggested on Lang-8 can be omitted (and with it, necessity for です).
Mar
15
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
Thank you for the comprehensive explanation!
Mar
15
accepted Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
Oct
6
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
@snailboat, thanks! According to that book it sounds like [hw] is very widespread.
Oct
5
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
Oh, like this? Thanks, now it makes sense!
Oct
5
asked Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
8
accepted Is setting a topic obligatory?
Jul
8
comment Is setting a topic obligatory?
Thanks! So I guess the answer is: no, the topic is not obligatory, even in polite speech.
Jul
8
comment Is setting a topic obligatory?
@virmaior will keep your comments in mind next time, thank you!
Jul
7
accepted Siri's pronunciation of ふ
Jul
7
comment Is setting a topic obligatory?
Thank you, I get it. As for the casual speech, do you guys mean the「おはよう」there?
Jul
7
comment Is setting a topic obligatory?
@virmaior, yes, I wrote this. Any off-topic feedback is welcome, too.
Jul
7
asked Is setting a topic obligatory?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
9
comment Relation between -ますよ and -ましょう
@EiríkrÚtlendi makes it clear now, thanks!
Mar
26
comment Siri's pronunciation of ふ
Thanks, @snailboat! The article mentions: «Saito Yoshio (2003, cited in Watanabe 2009) states that [ɸ] always appears when followed by a voiceless vowel [ɯ̥] mentioning examples such as as [ɸɯ̥kɯ] (/huku/ “clothes”), and is therefore significant when examining the pronunciation of /hu/.» I should try making Siri say "ふく".
Mar
26
revised Siri's pronunciation of ふ
edited body
Feb
26
accepted Simultaneous actions with the -te form
Jan
16
comment Simultaneous actions with the -te form
Thanks! Which one of them is closest to an English conjunction with "and"?