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Jun
3
comment Do 見える - 見せる come from 見る?
Really? I'd characterise it as a somewhat irregular result of the larger phenomenon of the rentaikei replacing the shuushikei.
Jun
2
comment Do 見える - 見せる come from 見る?
Isn't 見ゆ > 見える part of the whole shimo-nidan > shimo-ichidan shift? I wouldn't describe it as 'euphonic' at all.
May
31
answered The difference between using 元気 and 宜しい/宜しく
May
31
comment What does the word 「してやせんっ」mean?
してはしない? I get RYK+はしない, but not -て+はしない.
May
31
comment Idina Menzel pronounces “Sayaka” ( 沙也加 )?
Yeah, my non-native intuition makes me want to pronounce it as まこと【LHH】.
May
29
answered Use of ◯ in titles
May
27
awarded  Enlightened
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
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?