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Feb
15
asked Is 年寄り “neutral” or “positive”?
Feb
5
awarded  Excavator
Feb
5
comment [父]{ちち} vs. [乳]{ちち} — father vs. breast
Maybe it's because it's an etymology question and you are answering from a none-etymology point of view.
Feb
5
revised Etymology of もん・もの
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Feb
5
comment Etymology of もん・もの
Weird, is there anything that can syntactically follow だ at all?
Feb
5
revised What is the usage/meaning of ご馳走さま (lovey-dovey)?
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Feb
5
revised What is the usage/meaning of ご馳走さま (lovey-dovey)?
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Feb
5
comment Etymology of the copula だ
Btw, are there some sources for the assertion "term was introduced by the structuralist Bernard Bloch"?
Feb
5
asked What is the usage/meaning of ご馳走さま (lovey-dovey)?
Feb
3
comment Linguistics and Japanese study
@taylor, your first link is down...
Feb
2
revised What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
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Feb
2
accepted What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
Feb
2
comment What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
Isn't that a dictionary? Does it actually also provide etyomology of the word components?
Jan
31
comment Is “今の” in “今のは誰?” considered a synthetic noun?
@Ian, So your conclusion is that the の is the genitive particle の (my analysis) and is not a noun (Flaw's analysis) right?
Jan
31
comment Stem classification 終止形 vs 連体形(しゅうしけい vs れんたいけい)
@dainichi, How do we use the archaic rentaikei? Do you have an example?
Jan
31
asked What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
Jan
22
comment How are programming projects discussed in Japanese?
It's an overkill....
Jan
16
accepted Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Technically a bubble gum is a type of chewing gum, but the term "chewing gum" has another usage, that which is codified to mean "gum that can't be blown". Basically, I'm wondering if "ガム" has this usage as well. In the first scenario, "bring the chewing gum over" would be unambiguous because "chewing gum" can mean either "soft, cohesive substance intended for chewing" or "gum that can't be blown". The context makes it clear that the sentence means "bring the gum that can't be blown over".
Jan
15
revised Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
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