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comment What does the word 「ぶったてる」mean?
What sort of surprises me about this usage compared to usual usages (like those listed as examples in the dictionary entry) is that 建てる doesn't feel like something that is normally done "in fury" (which is my best attempt at trying to articulate the similarity of the verbs I feel like I usually see ぶっ used with).
23h
comment 「万が一の場合」vs「念のために」?
@natlang No, more like, 念のため you should take an extra pencil vs 万が一の場合, ask your neighbor for a spare pencil. The key difference is that with 念のため you are specifying what to do before the bad thing happens, and with 万が一の場合 you are specifying what to do when the bad thing happens.
1d
comment Situational use of politeness
Great question. It's the sort of thing you eventually build intuition for (or so I think), but it can be hard to do that without lots of exposure to different real-world situations.
1d
comment How to say 'in 10 minutes' as in like 'the bus comes in 10 minutes'?
@paulb ちなみに、user5185さんはネイティブかネイティブレベルなので、こんなことを間違えるとは思えないです。
2d
comment What is the difference between できました and しました?
I have no idea, but I think your answers have all been great; thank you for them! Keep it up.
May
21
comment childish manner of speaking
Though it definitely has a playful nuance. In fact this sentence is actually somewhat well-known exactly because of how playful it is compared to the character who says it: 「GBA版では、台詞の横に角を生やした黒い兜姿が表示されるため 幼い口調とのギャップが非常に大きい。」
May
21
comment How do you say “chunky” or “congealed” in Japanese?
eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=chunky
May
21
comment How would you say, “My calculus class can't be this stressful”?
If you're trying to reference Oreimo, I'd recommend starting from it's Japanese title and changing the relevant bits... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oreimo
May
21
comment The origins and mechanics of pitch accent in SJ compounds
チカꜜ would mean 地下にある{LHLLL}. It's possible this pronunciation only occurs in certain contexts or something, but the NHK dictionary doesn't elaborate or give any examples.
May
21
comment In front of “ほうがいい,” is it always past tense?
Worth noting that you can have the non-past positive form of verbs before ほうがいい, but they get a habitual/general interpretation as opposed to referring to a specific future event. It's a good question why things behave like this.
May
21
comment The origins and mechanics of pitch accent in SJ compounds
NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 lists both チꜜカ and チカꜜ, FWIW.
May
16
comment How to ask if others want to do something?
@Choco じゃあ増やしていいじゃん!
May
15
comment Neutral vs. Exhaustive が
Great points, thanks!
May
15
comment Neutral vs. Exhaustive が
As a side note, there are some "common answers" to this question, like "it depends whether the predicate is permanent or not" or "it depends if the information is new or not", but none of these are alone an answer.
May
15
comment Neutral vs. Exhaustive が
Here is the most succinct correct explanation I know. It's 39 pages and requires some linguistics background, but it's really, really good: lel.ed.ac.uk/~heycock/papers/topic-draft.pdf. Completely nails it. I don't know how to compress it into an answer.
May
12
comment The usage of ~かね
Sorry, I didn't mean to be confrontational with that comment. I could provide an example (there are thousands of hits in BCCWJ, for one) but I doubt me doing so would really help improve someone else's question. l'électeur's sentence works perfectly as an example anyways.
May
12
comment The usage of ~かね
@TheWanderingCoder It's super common in standard Japanese.
May
10
comment How to say “my experience at place X”?
@miikaelf l'électeur is a native Japanese speaker, I don't think he has a source prepared.
May
7
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
Regarding your parenthetical remark... why do you choose to interpret "adverb" to mean 副詞 instead of 連用修飾語? The word "adverb" in English is often used to mean any word that modifies a predicate, just like 連用修飾語.
May
6
comment こんにちは and こんばんは only once a day per person?
@saidy Absolutely not a native Japanese speaker. In fact, seems like pretty much a beginner to me.