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Dec
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comment What are the pitch-accent rules for compound nouns?
So I found a source on this: section 7.3 in The Phonology of Japanese by Laurence Labrune. Unfortunately, that section begins with "The accentuation of compound words constitutes one of the thorniest and most interesting issues within the domain of Japanese accentology", and then proves it by writing 32 pages on it. It all seems incredibly irregular, and I have no idea how to summarize it, but at least you can probably read that book section on Amazon if you have an account there.
Nov
29
revised これらの研究の課題として4点挙げられる ー> having problems understanding
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Nov
29
revised Difference between は and が
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Nov
27
comment Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
訂正ありがとうございます。修正しました。
Nov
27
revised Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
Improve 和訳 thanks to Sjiveru.
Nov
27
asked Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
Nov
27
comment What are the pitch-accent rules for compound nouns?
Lovely question. We need more about prosody here!
Nov
26
comment Why is に used in 若者が元気に溢れている?
There is such a thing as が-marked objects (called "nominative objects" in the literature). I write briefly about them here: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/26005/…
Nov
25
comment Is it correct to write その方がいい, or do you have to write そのほうがいい?
FWIW, I always use ほう to disambiguate it. Just makes for a better reading experience.
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
24
comment Why does the sentence combination 「situation。 explanation から。」sound awkward?
Nice! This explains why the original sentence sounds ungrammatical as opposed to just having weird nuance.
Nov
24
answered Why does the sentence combination 「situation。 explanation から。」sound awkward?
Nov
24
comment Why does the sentence combination 「situation。 explanation から。」sound awkward?
@Yuu I imagine both Enno and ironsand know what is and isn't used in daily life, given that they're both native speakers of Japanese. And, FWIW, this answer says "it is just a tad archaic", and I'm pretty sure "it" is referring to "ですから in this sentence" not "ですから always".
Nov
24
revised Need help with のが and のある in this sentence
Formatting.
Nov
23
revised I have some questions about transitivity: 貯める and 貯まる
Formatting, copy editing.
Nov
23
comment Is た形 required when using 自動詞 as an adjective?
こじれた話 can just mean "complicated matter", can't it? E.g., 「この人はいつもこじれた話をする。」
Nov
18
awarded  Constituent
Nov
12
awarded  Caucus
Nov
3
comment What is the opposite of 初心者?
This is a pretty uncommon choice, and not really "the opposite" 初心者, so probably not a great answer, but I really like the word 老練 (which explicitly has the "old" nuance to it, so don't use it for someone young). :-)
Nov
2
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