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Mar
30
comment Forms and conjugation of Intransitive Verbs
"state dictated by the verb" We can make a distinction between stative (eg わかる, ある, 思う) and continous (eg 消える) verbs, but are intransitive verbs always static? "to die" is an action, and its imperative would simply command the subject to perform this action.
Mar
25
comment Does 一二三 mean “1 2 3” or “123”?
Proof by counterexample. There exists a context for each interpretation.
Mar
24
comment Does 一二三 mean “1 2 3” or “123”?
Just to add an example: 「徳川家康が江戸に幕府を開いた**一六〇三年**から、徳川慶喜が大政奉還を行なった**一八六七年**までの**二六五年間**の時代。」 「例えば、最初の十一けたは『さー安心得んと国元去った(三・**一四一五九二六五三五**)』というように、侍が全国の旅に出るという物語に仕立て上げた。」「[…]何度も‌​数えてみる//一二三四五」
Mar
15
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Mar
10
comment Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
Feel free to downvote, edit this or post a new answer if you feel there is anything that is missing, wrong, or that you can contribute. This site is, after all, not about reputation, but to work together as a community to help people in need.
Mar
10
revised Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
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Mar
10
answered Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
Mar
10
comment Is “琉語解釋” Japanese?
解釋=解釈, Luchuan was used in English literature, although Ryukyu&c. is more common today.
Feb
1
comment Historical Precursor to な?
genji.co.jp/yougen/narikatu.htm#narikatu 「源氏物語に出てくる『用言』を、活用の種類別・多い順(※)に表にしました。」, eg 静かなり. Note that たる adjectives were in use as well, eg 堂々たる.
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
2
comment How accurate is the ふりがな on Aozora Books?
あたし【私】 dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/4513/m0u/… See also 明鏡国語辞典, 日本国語大辞典, 広辞苑, entry あたし.
Jan
1
comment Why is する considered irregular?
See this question concerning ない: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/12644/…
Jan
1
revised Why isn't 「ある」's negative form 「あらない」?
link posted already
Jan
1
revised Why is する considered irregular?
examples for bases, 終止形
Jan
1
answered Why is する considered irregular?
Jan
1
comment 世話【せわ】: Do the kanji have meaning?
That it did actually go from being common talk to that is only speculation, or at least not the generally accepted and well-founded etymology. I can only speculate regarding the kind of metaphor or thought people had in mind when they first started using せわ in this sense. Perhaps somebody here can illustrate the transition with excerpts in contemporary texts.
Jan
1
answered 世話【せわ】: Do the kanji have meaning?
Oct
25
comment negative verb confusion
What would this mean, what is the difference? Negative constructions with ない are themselves conjugatable again, which is a feature shared by the English expression "does not do <verb>, eg. 食べなかった -> did not do <verb>.
Oct
21
comment What is the origin of けれど, ければ, けど, etc?
赤く+あり->赤かり, but 赤く+あれど -> 赤けれど and 赤く+あれば-> 赤ければ
Oct
20
answered What is the origin of けれど, ければ, けど, etc?