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An intermediate-level learner with an unhealthy fascination with kanji.

Strong dislike for all "One true way to learn Japanese" pronouncements.


May
17
comment Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?
I should probably mention that my statement mentioned above by Pacerier is a quotation, pretty much verbatim, from Kuno's book. I'm really in no better position to defend it than anyone else.
May
17
comment Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?
@dainichi: Multiple はs are definitely not wrong, the discussion is over whether there is a set pattern to the interpretation of multiple はs chained to each other.
May
15
awarded  Enthusiast
May
14
comment Difference between 十分 and 十二分
Presumably you're asking about the じゅうぶん and じゅうにぶん variants meaning something like "enough", "full", "satisfactory" etc. When I first saw the question I was thinking "10 minutes" vs "12 minutes".
May
5
comment In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
@OlegLevy: Pretty much any verb involving motion: 散歩, 行く, 出る, etc.
May
3
comment Address someone by their first name, or their last name?
Regarding the Polish reversed ordering: That appears to have been a communist thing, and they've since reverted to the more standard European GivenName-FamilyName ordering‌​.
May
3
revised In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
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May
3
answered In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
May
2
accepted Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
May
2
comment Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
I'm slightly curious about your final claim that this is somewhat formal/written/newspaper-like. This doesn't seem to square with sawa's identification of this as a case of gapping. (which does seem accurate)
Apr
30
awarded  Convention
Apr
27
comment Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
Sawa seems to be arguing that since this is a case of gapping, the middle step in oldergod's list does not exist. I'm unconvinced of this, because I would argue that the て-form in Japanese is the equivalent of the ',' in English... which is pretty much used everywhere you look for gapping examples. It is true that the step from sentence 1->2 is not of the same form as 2->3, but that's a linguistic quibble.
Apr
25
awarded  Outspoken
Apr
25
revised Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
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Apr
24
asked Can you use multiple を in one sentence?
Apr
19
revised Anki decks for studying Japanese
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Apr
19
answered Anki decks for studying Japanese
Mar
21
answered Linguistics and Japanese study
Feb
9
comment What does the verb 好く do?
@sawa: If a verb being "change in state" caused it to fall out of favor, Japanese would be left with hardly any verbs at all.
Feb
9
comment Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan?
@sawa: "Idiom is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is comprehended in regard to a common use of that expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made."