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Native English speaker, beginner in Japanese.

Interested in Japanese grammar & etymology.


Nov
19
revised How to parse ~なくたって?
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Nov
19
answered How to parse ~なくたって?
Nov
18
reviewed Approve What's the difference between 治す{なおす} and 治る{なおる}?
Nov
18
comment Different usage of 五
@snailboat I think the point Brian is trying to make is that if you adopted the original meanings of 自動詞 and 他動詞, those verbs would be classified differently. The subject in 「生徒が先生に英語を教わった。」 is the one being acted on, so in that sense 「教わる」 is a "self-acting" verb -- that is, 自- vs 他- would be about the thematic relation of the subject as opposed to whether the verb is intransitive or transitive. (I personally don't know if this is actually how those terms were originally used in Japanese or not.)
Nov
18
comment Difference between 試験{しけん} and テスト
I think it'd make sense to say that 「テスト」 is probably more common than 「試験」 when it comes to computing-related concepts. 「単体テスト」、「回帰テスト」、「ストレステスト」 seem better than the 〜試験 versions to me, though I think they all work (unlike 「試験駆動開発」).
Nov
14
reviewed Edit Translation to Japanese: “The test will determine which university I will go to.”
Nov
14
revised Translation to Japanese: “The test will determine which university I will go to.”
More minor improvements.
Nov
13
comment difference between 妥協{だきょう}and 歩{あゆ}み寄{よ}り (compromise)
いつもかってに編集しているんですが、何かミスをしたのなら、遠慮なく戻してください。
Nov
13
revised difference between 妥協{だきょう}and 歩{あゆ}み寄{よ}り (compromise)
Improve grammar, formatting.
Nov
12
revised Comparing ということだ and そうだ
Improve grammar, formatting.
Nov
12
comment Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
@user4092 I think you're right. I've found some papers suggesting that things are indeed more complicated than I was hoping they'd be. repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/87817/1/…
Nov
11
comment Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
@user4092 Well, I don't know. To me it is about changing state from "not gone" to "gone", but I'm not a native speaker.
Nov
11
comment Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
Perhaps a useful test here is 〜ところだ. To me, タバコを買いに行ってるところだ could not possibly refer to what someone is doing while they are buying cigarettes, but instead must refer that they are just about to go -- this suggests to me that it's instantaneous. What do you think?
Nov
11
comment Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
"that 行っている is the durative meaning". Are you sure about this? To me, he (1) タバコ買いに行った, and (2) is still in the resulting state of タバコ買いに行ってる, which is why you can say that sentence in that context. I think the line is not super clear, but since タバコ買いに行く at least sometimes instantaneous, and as far as I can tell, can always be correctly interpreted as instantaneous (as in this case), I would lean towards it always being instantaneous rather than complicating things.
Nov
11
revised Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
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Nov
11
answered Is 行く stative, continous or instantaneous?
Nov
6
comment の versus こと in head-internal relative clauses
The linked answer says nothing about the grammatical structure Anthony is asking about (or at least, it's claiming that こと would work, which it doesn't). This should be reopened.
Nov
5
comment How to reply to a business email with “yes, I'm ok with this time frame”?
I see problems with (1) and (2), so I would wait for an answer. (Though you don't want any suggestions from me, I hardly know what I'm doing. :-)
Nov
4
awarded  grammar
Nov
2
comment たの at the end of 「そんなに寝ぼけるまで熟睡してたの?」
I don't think I've ever seen 「て」 referred to as a noun... usually a 接続助詞? Normally nouns don't connect to the 連用形 of 用言, so it seems like a strange categorization.