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Jan
6
comment How to differentiate ~られる conjugation between passive form and potential form?
There is a way to contrast it if you are speaking with a casual Tokyo-dialect person! In casual speech, there is a form 食べれる that unambiguously means the potential, and never means the passive, which is always 食べられる. It such a shame it didn't make it into 標準語...
Jan
6
comment Twenty-two points of attack
I am amazed on how much effort you put into translating an abstract concept into a language you do not know!
Jan
6
comment Twenty-two points of attack
No offense, but translating word-for-word almost never works, especially translating a head-initial, verbose, analytic languages like English to a head-final, pro-drop, agglutinative languages like Japanese!
Jan
5
comment Accent changes in conjugation
Lol............
Jan
5
comment Accent changes in conjugation
@ZhenLin Many accent dictionaries seem to use HH..LL notation, probably as a compromise between the phonetic LHH...LL and phonemic downstep notation. So the transition point is the downstep.
Jan
5
comment Accent changes in conjugation
It was an edit by snailplane that did that. I used the downstep notation, which I much prefer for the Tokyo dialect (HL notation probably works better for Kansai etc) すごく is pronounce HHL in the middle of phrases and LHL in isolation.
Jan
4
awarded  Promoter
Jan
4
comment Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?
Actually, in Chinese we write both of these characters the left-hand-side way; i.e. we write 生 as 牛 + one stroke at the end. At least I write it that way ;)
Jan
4
comment Accent changes in conjugation
I seem to not distinguish between the two types of accents in many cases (I am not native speaker). I would pronounce すごꜜかった but すごかꜜったので. I don't devoice す, it's followed by a voiced ご and I think it blocks devoicing, and in any case it sounds unnatural.
Jan
3
awarded  Altruist
Jan
3
comment When おばあさん is not really your grandmother
In Chinese, "that old grandmother" is used extremely generally to mean "that old woman". In fact, "that old woman" reeks of awkwardness and CSL.
Jan
3
comment When おばあさん is not really your grandmother
Chinese has an analogous usage of the word for "grandmother" (perhaps the Japanese calqued it from Chinese?); the "grandmother" is most likely with children simply due to age, but to me, a Mandarin native speaker, the question of whether the old woman has any children would not enter my mind at all.
Jan
3
comment Accent changes in conjugation
Aren't all 形容詞の連用形 usable semantically as 副詞?
Jan
2
comment Accent changes in conjugation
Ah, I always pronounced it 赤く{あかꜜく} so I guess I'm wrong lol
Jan
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
2
asked Accent changes in conjugation
Jan
2
asked Differences between なし and あらず?
Jan
2
accepted Why is する considered irregular?
Jan
2
comment What function did あり perform in classical Japanese 形容詞?
Hmm. 暑くない could be analyzed as 暑く + modern negative of ある, so it is still an 〜あり form?
Jan
2
comment What function did あり perform in classical Japanese 形容詞?
Hmm. This seems like a good answer! It does explain why, despite having a non-あり 未然形 of 〜く, we can't say 「暑くず」 in proper CJ. But we can say 暑くない in Modern Japanese! Is it because the predicate forms merged with the non-predicate forms in general, as a part of the huge 連体形/終止形 merge?