Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams

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Oct
20
comment Problems with particles
「ね」 and 「か」 are sentence terminal particles. You want them to give you the shirt, so the shirt is the object of the sentence.
Oct
5
comment Distinguishing 沙 from 砂
Sounds to me like the difference between building up (stone) and breaking down (water).
Sep
21
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Sep
13
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Sep
9
answered Which writing system (hiragana, katakana, or kanji) should we use when writing out someone's name?
Sep
4
comment Difference between sentence final ものだ and ことだ
So, objective vs. subjective then?
Aug
30
comment How to use に with “masu-stem (連用形 stem) + に + Verb” structure
"... as illustrated in the following examples?" I'm not sure I see that specific pattern in the sentences, but rather using 「に」 to indicate an indirect object.
Aug
5
comment The plural 等 in おいら, おら
Well, even if you learn the language, a lot of cultural references will go over your head.
Aug
5
comment The plural 等 in おいら, おら
Interesting. EDICT shows 「おら」 as 「己」.
Aug
3
answered ii na to omoimasu
Aug
2
comment Difference between sentence final ものだ and ことだ
I would say that it parallels the meanings of 「物」 and 「事」 themselves...
Jul
30
comment Pluralization in Japanese: usage of -たち and -ら
The only counterexample I can currently recall is 「[友達]{ともだち}」, but I'm sure there are a few more.
Jul
25
comment What's the meaning of “Moe”
I don't disagree with the point per se; I just couldn't help posting that.
Jul
25
comment What's the meaning of “Moe”
@Chris: youtube.com/watch?v=8vSXpz3zjCM
Jul
25
answered What's the meaning of “Moe”
Jul
23
comment How to know what Okurigana signify?
EDICT claims that it's the counter for pieces of fruit. No clue how it's read though; I'd just use 「いっか」 myself.
Jul
23
comment Can anyone explain 涼しげで?
Also, 「げ」 in this usage is 「[気]{げ}」.
Jul
23
comment How to know what Okurigana signify?
These aren't okurigana per se; I suspect that whatever tool you're using to look at them doesn't have or isn't presenting enough context to be able to distinguish from it.
Jul
23
answered How to know what Okurigana signify?
Jul
22
comment What's with this “On reading”/“Kun reading” thing? Is it important to learn both as a beginner?
You... must have come across some pretty terrible resources if they don't give you the definitions...