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Feb
19
comment Use of non-polite form between Japanese companies
@Locksleyu Despite my comment I think I'm probably not qualified to answer this one.
Feb
19
revised I'm doing 自己PR, how can I say that I'm a person who doesn't give up?
Improve formatting.
Feb
19
comment Use of non-polite form between Japanese companies
Might be worth pointing out how that the relationships themselves in this novel are considerably more dramatic and intense than the average business relationship. I doubt the average 社員 would ever hold a relationship like that with another company.
Feb
19
revised Use of non-polite form between Japanese companies
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Feb
15
comment What's the difference between 勇ましい, 勇気, and 勇敢?
Circular dictionary entries are unfortunately quite common.
Feb
11
comment Membership awareness to differentiate は and が?
I wrote some of my thoughts in this answer: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/24324/…
Feb
3
comment るとき or たとき with たい?
@A.Ellett You should turn this into an answer.
Feb
2
comment いる or ある for things attached to living beings
You can also use いる with trains, cars, etc. when they are moving. Also, with dead people and animals.
Feb
1
comment The use of present and past tenses in ~時 sentences
Related: Explaining Tense in Japanese
Feb
1
revised The use of present and past tenses in ~時 sentences
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Jan
31
comment Use of に in ぼくにも出来る
Even though it's not marked by が, it does behave like a subject in multiple ways: (1) 自分 binds to it, e.g., 「太郎に自分の手書きが読める。」「太郎に花小が自分の先生に引きあわせられる。」, (2) it can fill in the missing subject of an adjunct subordinate clause, e.g, 「テレビを見ながら太郎に本が読める。」, (3) 尊敬語 can refer to it, e.g., 「先生にその問題がお分かりになる。」. ---- And for each of these three things, the argument that is marked by が doesn't behave like a subject in that way -- i.e., 自分 cannot bind to it, it can't fill in a missing subject, and 尊敬語 can't refer to it.
Jan
29
comment Is 時間がありますか unnatural?
@Flaw It's exactly the same situation with all 「○○(が/は)ありますか?」 sentences (i.e., は is almost unilaterally the correct choice for question sentences). In addition, 「時間があります。」 is just fine (especially when there's some extra qualifier or explicit topic in the sentence), despite the same //kanga// sequence. So, I really don't think it's a phonological phenomenon.
Jan
28
answered Can a sonkeigo verb be used with an inanimate subject? / 尊敬語は無生物主語に対して使えますか?
Jan
27
revised Heart emoji in Japanese texts?
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Jan
27
comment Heart emoji in Japanese texts?
Could you include a couple of the messages in your question? The question is probably answerable without that, but a better answer could be written given the context.
Jan
27
comment How to say IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh?
@naruto Thank you for pointing that out. I tried incorporating some of that information into the answer.
Jan
27
revised How to say IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh?
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Jan
26
answered How to say IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh?
Jan
25
comment What are the differences between なさる and される?
@kalemeister The "適切な形ではない" 注 half of what you pasted there is referring to ご〜される being unaccepted, not 〜(ら)れる or 〜される in general. The first half of what you pasted is indeed what I was referring to.
Jan
25
comment What are the differences between なさる and される?
@kalemeister Yes, I am sure. The 文化庁 (Agency for Cultural Affairs), which is as official a source as you're going to get, includes (ら)れる as a form of 尊敬語 in its 敬語の指針. This is a topic where both the prescriptive source and the actual usage patterns agree: される is perfectly valid 尊敬語.