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Jul
18
comment How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
There are some issues here with these suggestions. うち can be used where an English-speaker might use a personal pronoun, but the meaning is significantly broader. It's not actually a personal pronoun per-se. It is certainly not "informal", and it is also not entirely "gender-free" (although that depends on context). Do you perhaps mean 'あたい'. おら sounds decidedly masculine and somewhat provincial.
Jul
17
revised Is ~も really marking the word just prior to it?
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Jul
17
revised 電話する or 電話をする to form the verb
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Jul
17
answered 電話する or 電話をする to form the verb
Jul
14
answered つもり - expectation. How to use?
Jul
14
answered Translating an interview, stuck on one part
Jul
14
answered How to say “person who is consistent” (in romaji) ? Is it a Japanese principle?
Jul
10
revised What is a word for “participation” that resembles “kameseru”?
No reason for personal attacks
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
7
revised How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
Trying to restructure the question to make it on-topic.
Jul
7
comment How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?
This question appeared originally to be off-topic as written because it is about methods of learning Japanese rather than the language itself. I've taken a crack at editing into something more on-topic.
Jul
7
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
I didn't downvote it, I simply made a guess as to why someone might do so.
Jul
4
comment Who should pay, or not pay, who in this letter written in business Japanese?
@DaveMG: This question is very tangled. And frankly, the fundamental question appears to be "please translate this for me". I can certainly understand some users downvoting it on that basis alone. You have at least 2 different questions in here, something that we do try to discourage.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
19
comment When to use 出て来る over 出る
etymology surely... rather than entomology
May
13
comment What's the difference between Ichidan/Godan and Ru/U verbs classification?
True... but at least 'ru-verbs' actually end in 'ru' and 'u-verbs' actually end in 'u', whereas "う-verbs" don't end in う.
May
13
comment What's the difference between Ichidan/Godan and Ru/U verbs classification?
I don't think I've ever seen them referred to as う-verbs, always "u-verbs". The reason is somewhat obvious, only one type of u-verb ends in う, but they all end in "u" in the dictionary form. This looks like a case of overzealous anti-romaji-ness.
May
12
revised How to correct myself or somebody else when speaking
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