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May
21
comment て form of adjective in 'no matter how much' clause
Is this an example of an ongoing change (eg でも becoming the more general-use form of this conjunction), or is this just a straight-up mistake?
May
16
comment Is “俎板の上の鯉” related to the Vietnamese phrase “như cá nằm trên thớt”?
I'd put money on that third language being Chinese.
May
10
comment 'I'm glad I look like my mother'
Is there a difference between 母親似で and 母親に似てて?
May
4
comment How are particles perceived at an expert level?
For me as a fluent nonnative speaker, none of this ever goes through my mind. I simply hear a sentence and understand the meaning, and the intermediate steps are so instantaneous that I have no conscious awareness of the process.
Apr
20
comment What does the word 「ばあ」mean?
I assume this is geographical variation? Where is this more common?
Apr
11
comment Reading and significance of dakuten with kana for which it normally is not used
Outside of ゔ (which is /vu/), they seem to be associated with screaming and yelling and such things. but I'm not sure enough of the specifics.
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
Glad to help! ^_^
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
(If it helps, 映画を見るのを待ってる is also totally valid.)
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
Nope, that's fine - 映画を見るのが好き is perfectly valid. You can't use it with just a straight 連用形 (eg 走り, 見), but those are much closer to derived nouns than nominalised verbs anyway.
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
You mean, you understand the rule to be one を per sentence, regardless of subclauses? That's definitely not the case. It's kind of the case with は - you're not suppose to have any in subclauses, though you're allowed multiple は's as long as they're in the main clause.
Mar
15
comment Why are Japanese vowels occasionally rhotacised in songs?
Are you a British / Oz/NZ / South African English speaker? It does sound to me like those vowels you picked out are unusually nasal (though not phonemically, it's just randomness / singing style); and ん before vowels or fricatives often comes out as a -very- nasalised central(ish) vowel.
Mar
15
answered Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
Mar
3
comment What does ~たまえ mean exactly and how do you use it?
It's the imperative of the now-very-archaic verb 給ふ 'bestow'. Historically it was used a lot like 下さい is now, but it's very much fallen out of use except for for dramatic effect.
Feb
26
comment What is the difference between 仲間 and 友達?
I'm glad to have been corrected then!
Feb
25
answered What is the difference between 仲間 and 友達?
Jan
30
answered indefinite pronoun equivalent of “one” e.g. “one must…”, “one might…”
Jan
23
comment Effects of あ after other vowel endings
I don't suppose アッアー is a reasonable transcription of 'a'ā' :3
Jan
15
comment How is the Iroha poem usually pronounced?
Depends on what you mean by 'old pronunciation' and 'new pronunciation' - I'd interpret 'old' to mean 'following old kanadzukai rules' (thus 'iro wa nioedo') and 'new' to mean 'reading the kana as written' (thus 'iro ha nihoheto'). I'd go farther and say the real 'old' pronunciation would be more like 'iro wa niwoyendo' :P
Jan
14
revised Topic marker in これは大きい本を食べる犬です
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Jan
14
answered Topic marker in これは大きい本を食べる犬です