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comment Kanji radicals: Question to the radical assignment in dictionaries
I think that at one point the radical ⺼ was used in place of 肉 the same way the radicals change form in 示/神 衣/被 犬/狗. ⺼obviously looks really similar to 月 and as far as I know, there are no characters differentiated by the two radicals, so people probably just wrote them the same way, and eventually that became considered the official way to write it.
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revised Xの担当 - something X is in charge of OR something in charge of X?
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comment How can I use できない and しまう? I'd like to apologize for not being able to do something
I don't know the answer to your question but I think ~なくてしまう is ungrammatical while ~ないでしまう is grammatical. However, I think this is used for active verbs and doesn't make sense for できない
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asked Xの担当 - something X is in charge of OR something in charge of X?
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comment What do you use for a general-purpose counter when there are more that 10?
Is it grammatical to use 個 if you don't know the counter or forgot it or whatever? (even if it sounds weird)
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comment What kind of Japanese is this?
If you're interested in learning how to read texts like these and don't speak Japanese natively, I would recommend ignoring (at the start) all 訓読 practices, because the grammar of Classical Chinese is more similar to English than to Japanese. Also, the character in the first sentence is seems to be a variant of 圗/圖/図, not 國.
Apr
10
comment How should I say: When we talk, it sounds like we are singing
Could anyone explain why this sounds wrong?
Apr
9
comment Difference between なり (meaning 'either.. or…') and か (meaning 'or')
What about 〜なり〜なり = 〜とか〜とか?
Apr
8
asked How do you say “funny”?
Apr
6
comment Translation of 魔法みたいあなたしか見えない全てが初めての私
I think, but am not sure, that 全が初めて is a nominal phrase modifying 私, as in "me, for whom everything is new". あなたしか見えない is also modifying 私. You might have realized this but I think 魔法みたい might have a double meaning in "want to see" and "looks like".
Apr
6
comment Was “乎” the manyogana spelling of the accusative/object particle “を”?
If you're interested in this stuff I recommend reading "A History of the Japanese Language" by Bjarke Frellesvig.
Apr
6
comment Can you use the polite form ます with ので?
Possibly related? japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/11063/…
Mar
26
comment Difference between って and は as topic marker
According to this answer, wouldn't the sentence 新宿ってどこ? be ungrammatical? The predicate, Shinjuku, doesn't express any emotion.
Mar
23
asked Difference between って and は as topic marker
Mar
23
accepted Can どっち mean which one of many?
Mar
23
revised Can どっち mean which one of many?
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Mar
23
asked Can どっち mean which one of many?
Mar
21
comment What is an example of how the 推量の助動詞 「む」 can be used to mean 反語?
He probably used Chinese examples because this construction is likely to be seen in translations of classical Chinese: "I think the excessive use of む for 反語 might be an influence of 訓読".
Mar
9
comment What is the reasoning behind picking お or ご as an honorific prefix?
Possibly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4417/…
Mar
9
comment How to parse “あけぐち”?
I think いりぐち and でぐち have the same structure