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Native English speaker, beginner in Japanese. Interested in Japanese grammar & etymology.


Mar
24
answered Archaic “Keri” Origins
Mar
20
comment Is it hard to write Japanese?
I think most answers to this will be opinion-based, unless there is a study out there about saying sentences to Japanese speakers and English speakers and timing how long it takes them to transcribe them by hand.
Mar
20
comment whats the difference between し and と?
It's probably also worth making a note about the register difference.
Mar
14
comment Using declarative だ with negative i-adjectives
Since you are a complete beginner, this is probably not relevant to you, but to anyone else who may come across this question, it is worth mentioning that there are some dialects which allow だ after i-adjectives, such as 遠州弁 or 三河弁.
Mar
12
comment The meaning of く
@TokyoNagoya Did you mean to say "「新しく」 is NOT a 副詞."? I think ssb was trying to explain the semantics by saying "adverb", not trying to discuss word classifications.
Mar
11
comment How to understand “きざみ角煮{かくに}”
I don't know if you're including Google Translate translations for humor reasons, but surely you must realize that it is inaccurate for almost anything you give it? I don't understand why you include it in your question.
Mar
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Understanding Japanese verbs
Mar
8
awarded  Altruist
Mar
7
awarded  Custodian
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Closed Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉)
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open Why sometimes people change the way they say 明日 from あした to みょうにち or あす when confirming a reservation day over the phone?
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
I am writing an answer, it is just taking me a while, there is a lot to explain.
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
"昼ごはんを作ってある | My dinner has been prepared (~made)" is a pretty incorrect translation.
Mar
6
comment Meaning of ~と言えよう
@LordVysh Huh? The ん in んだろう is a contraction of the nominalizer の, not of the auxiliary verb む. Although the sound ん itself originates from the sound む, that is not relevant and only misleading here...
Mar
5
revised Dropping ーさん when referring to someone humbly with 謙譲語
added 2 characters in body
Mar
5
answered Dropping ーさん when referring to someone humbly with 謙譲語
Mar
3
answered “Formal” Japanese and “honorific” Japanese, are completely different, right?
Mar
3
comment “Formal” Japanese and “honorific” Japanese, are completely different, right?
I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what you have seen conflated, and what you are asking.
Mar
2
comment Difference between ~ざる and ~ぬ
I was talking about the 〜き and ~かる used with 形容詞: 「多かる涙」 vs 「多き涙」. I mentioned it because it is the exact same underlying morpheme difference as with 〜ぬ and 〜ざる: 連体形 vs 連用形+「ある」の連体形
Mar
2
awarded  Investor