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Native English speaker, beginner in Japanese.

Interested in Japanese grammar & etymology.


Feb
2
revised “To the East/West/North/South are distinct [feature-rich] areas that fill the land”
Polish English.
Feb
2
revised What is the meaning of やるやない?
Polished English.
Feb
1
comment Why is 「で」 in 「三人のうちで一番…」 omissible but 「で」 in 「ここで待つ」 not?
「三人の中、一番背が高い人が私の父です。」みたいな文は私にとても自然に聞こえますが、間違っていますか?
Feb
1
revised Why is 「で」 in 「三人のうちで一番…」 omissible but 「で」 in 「ここで待つ」 not?
Translation.
Feb
1
revised Difference between お腹がすいた and お腹がすいている ― 「お腹がすいた」と「お腹がすいている」の違いは?
Translation.
Jan
31
comment Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs
すでにご存じかもしれませんが、質問は上記の動詞の使い方についてではなく、その使い方が分かって「正確に言うと普通の五段活用ではないですね」という思いを伝えようとし‌​ていると思っています。同じように連用形がいつもとは違う動詞が全部敬語であることが偶然であるはずがないという考えを念頭に置いて質問したでしょう。私は全く分かりません‌​が、とものさんはなぜこの動詞だけが連用形が「り」ではなく「い」だという点について何かお考えをお持ちでしょうか。
Jan
25
answered What is the difference between using ている、ていた、た in relative clauses?
Jan
24
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
comment What is the difference between using ている、ていた、た in relative clauses?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/11975/…
Jan
21
comment Politeness and Usage of ぶっちゃけ
今すごい違和感を感じました。90歳若返ったような…
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment What are the major prescriptive style guides for Japanese prose?
@virmaior Well, that Wikipedia page does at least link to the 社会学評論スタイルガイド and JTF日本語標準スタイルガイド, which are somewhat similar to some of the English style guides, though pretty far from anything like Strunk & White (which gives hilariously ill advice sometimes, so maybe that's why :-).
Jan
17
comment What are the major prescriptive style guides for Japanese prose?
A question I've had many times. I've never found anything except some resources from the government on kanji usage and similar. I'm sure there must be something more in the lieu of the English style guides though!
Jan
15
comment How is the adjective 多い being used as a noun 多く here?
I highly recommend everyone (even non-linguists) to check out that first paper from @snailboat. It is one of my favorites and mostly approachable.
Jan
7
comment This translation doesn't makes sense
I tried fixing the answer (and the font).
Jan
7
revised This translation doesn't makes sense
deleted 13 characters in body
Jan
7
comment This translation doesn't makes sense
Oh wow, I misread it entirely, whoops. Thanks for pointing that out.
Jan
6
answered This translation doesn't makes sense
Jan
6
comment What's the difference between ね and でしょう for tag questions?
(I once tried answering a 〜だろう/〜でしょう question describing the intonation in text, and when I look back at it now, it's completely unclear what I'm describing really. Probably the right way to do it is with recordings.)