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May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
"「ー」 always makes the previous vowel sound long." 「大きい」 is an exception to the same "「う」 follows 「お」 in a long sound" rule that exists in hiragana.
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
To be perfectly fair, it's more important to focus on the "long vowel" part rather than the fixed patterns, e.g. 「オーキイ」.
May
17
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
Have you seen 「[辻]{つじ}[斬]{ぎ}り」 yet?
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
Essentially, yes. Those are the long vowel sounds in hiragana as well; katakana simply replaces the second mora with a dash.
May
17
answered What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
May
15
comment Different permutations of 気
Don't forget all the instances where it's used as a noun suffix.
May
14
comment Stative verbs: ~ている vs ~てある vs ~(ら)れる
Hrm. Then all my books are wrong, since they say that the other two describe the state of the window being open (or having been opened, as the case may be).
May
14
comment Dates, version strings, timestamps and numbers in Japanese. How are they formatted?
But your L10N library should handle most of this for you. If it doesn't, find another.
May
14
comment Stative verbs: ~ている vs ~てある vs ~(ら)れる
「窓が開いている」 describes the act of opening the window, not the open window itself.
May
13
comment Thank you for X: ~をありがとうございます
「ござる」 is a verb.
May
9
comment Looking for Japanese common speech phrases list
possible duplicate of most common everyday phrases in japanese
May
5
comment What is the purpose of の in this sentence?
Slipping the 「が」 back in there will show it.
May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…
May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
It's not slang; slang has a specific meaning, which this doesn't fall under. It could be very casual though.
May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
It's a valid grammatical construct, but it seems meaningless.
May
4
awarded  Talkative
May
3
answered Meaning of ~きて~ and ~しまいました in sentence
Apr
30
comment What would be a proper definition and adequate natural translation for the term 替え歌王?
Pfft. Those songs are hilarious.
Mar
28
comment Does subject marker が always have to be before the conjugated verb?
The exact particle you use before the verb depends on what you want the sentence to say, and is not limited to 「は」, 「が」, and 「を」.
Mar
28
comment Does subject marker が always have to be before the conjugated verb?
That's dictionary form, not the infinitive.