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Jun
10
comment Do machine transliteration websites exist?
The correct spelling is "rōmaji", not "romanji".
Jun
10
awarded  Critic
Jun
10
comment Can 【~たら】 be a short form of 【~てから】?
Dropping consonsants happens in one of the most common words in the language: おはよう. The origin is basically お+はやく -> おはやう -> おはよう. ありがとう was formed by the same process. Adverbs are still formed this way today in Kansai-ben, too.
Jun
10
comment 「~たじゃない」 expression in spoken Japanese
"putting の everywhere is a bad habit if you're not a girl"? First I've heard of this. If you end your sentence with の (as opposed to のだ), that's one thing, but I'm not aware of the use of の/ん being itself feminine.
Jun
10
revised や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
changed a full-width space to a half-width space
Jun
8
answered Use of the particle を to mean where something is going?
Jun
8
comment 森 vs 林 for forest
I'd say "woods"... "copse" is an exceedingly rare word.
Jun
8
comment Why is 「昨夜」 pronounced as 「ゆうべ」 {yuube} and 「今日」 as 「きょう」 {kyou}?
This is not a case of ateji. Ateji means using a kanji for its sound instead of its meaning. This is using a kanji for its meaning instead of its sound.
Jun
8
awarded  Scholar
Jun
8
accepted や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
Jun
8
comment What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
While this certainly isn't a bad question -- in fact, it's one that virtually every student of Japanese asks -- I think that it may be more helpful to ask questions about specific usages. Like if you see a sentence that uses が where you would expect は, you can post that as a question -- why is it like that?
Jun
8
revised What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
expanded answer with the bit about how these answer implicit questions
Jun
8
awarded  Editor
Jun
8
revised や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
improved formatting
Jun
8
awarded  Student
Jun
8
asked や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
Jun
8
answered What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
Jun
8
awarded  Supporter
Jun
8
answered When is the katakana form of wo (ヲ) used?
Jun
8
answered What is 「々」 and how does it affect meaning and pronunciation?