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Feb
20
comment What is the proper pronunciation for 十分/10分? じっぷん or じゅっぷん?
I've read that じゅ is naturally pronounced as じ in this context, not just for the word 十分. This kind of fluctuation/disagreement is natural.
Feb
5
comment Why do English sources for learning Japanese leave out pitch?
Although it bugs the crap out of me, I'm afraid that the answer to this question may be that textbooks provide a "good enough" pronunciation that people can be understood. I really wish that all text books listed it with the vocab though; I've known Japanese people to pick out gaijin recordings based on the pitch accent of a few words! Fortunately, there are dictionaries. This site lists pitch accent with entries. A lot of people one for their Casios, too.
Feb
5
comment Pronunciation of しゃ, し, しゅ, しぇ, and しょ
I used to tell other missionaries that we sound to Japanese people like Sean Connery does to us when we use postalveolars :)
Jan
30
comment What is the difference between the negative forms -ず and -ぬ?
Generally, yes. に occurs very commonly with it (before, not after).
Jan
16
comment What does the internet slang “草生えた” mean?
This is awesome. I wonder if any might link it to the expression たね (ネタ) referring to punch lines.
Nov
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
comment Learning Japanese rhetoric and composition
I may look into that. I'm a little wary though because I passed level 1 a while back and still want more information. I need something that teaches how to write, which they don't test on the JLPT (at least last I checked).
Oct
8
accepted two levels for teiru and rare
Oct
8
asked Learning Japanese rhetoric and composition
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Aug
18
comment List of Japanese counter words
Thanks. Fixed it.
Aug
18
revised List of Japanese counter words
Fixed typo in ship counter
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
comment What's the difference between 一応 and とりあえず?
I always translated 一応 as "kind of".
Mar
30
comment Dative subjects
I would not translate it that way, and that is not how it is treated in the literature.
Mar
14
comment Dative subjects
I've requested it through interlibrary loan, so if I get a copy I'll post them here.
Mar
14
comment Dative subjects
Are "私には耐えられない" and "私にはやって行けない" meant as questions or statements?
Mar
13
asked Dative subjects
Feb
28
comment What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?
Easier to see when you add 未成人 to the mix; "not 成人" means a "minor" in legal terms