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Nov
13
answered This text appears to be labeling V-し・V-せず・Adj-なく・N-に as present, V-して・V-しないで・Adj-なくて・N-で as past. Why?
Nov
10
comment Please teach me more about ハダカ格
Yeah, the standard analysis is just that zero-marked core nouns are marked with a が or を that's subsequently been deleted. I really doubt that a zero-marked subject contrasts very much with one marked with が or は - certainly not enough to call it a whole separate case.
Nov
6
revised Both 当たり前 and 相変わらず seem to mean “usual” or “ordinary”. What's the difference between them?
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Nov
6
comment Both 当たり前 and 相変わらず seem to mean “usual” or “ordinary”. What's the difference between them?
Thank you, editing to include that!
Nov
4
answered Both 当たり前 and 相変わらず seem to mean “usual” or “ordinary”. What's the difference between them?
Oct
30
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Oct
26
comment Why is Austin spelled with an オ?
As an Austinite myself, I definitely pronounce it with [ɑ], but since Japanese is based off of spelling and in whatever idealised American dialect it's based off of 'au' is [ɔ], it comes out as オ.
Oct
21
reviewed Close Could someone please clarify if I'm translating these two sentences correctly?
Oct
21
reviewed Leave Open Does ところを always mean the same thing as のに? What is the difference between ところへ and ところに?
Oct
20
comment に vs で: 映画に見る vs 映画で見る
An interesting question and discussion off of my thoughtless (semi)mistake! Thank you, this has been enlightening!
Oct
19
comment Do I say えいがにみました or えいがをみました ?
Though 映画に見ました is valid for 'I saw it in a movie'.
Oct
18
comment “Irregular” 命令形 of some verbs
Is this just a case of the old (shimo-)nidan meireikei surviving in fossilised expressions in Modern Japanese?
Oct
15
reviewed Close Why did the author use hiragana instead of kanji in the following examples? (長い,幼い)
Sep
21
revised Difference between 取り返しがつかない and 仕方がない
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Sep
21
revised Difference between 取り返しがつかない and 仕方がない
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Sep
21
answered Difference between 取り返しがつかない and 仕方がない
Sep
19
comment can 美化語{びかご} create implied subjects?
Are you sure 'beautifies' is really the best word for this? It sounds like it's a kind of honorific that's triggered primarily by the formality level of the sentence as a whole, with some restrictions on inalienably-possessible nouns. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with how phonaesthetically pleasing the word becomes.
Sep
19
comment 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
@user312440 Not surprising that you can't conceptualise it, since Japanese's 'suffering passive' isn't syntactically a passive at all. It actually -adds- an argument to the verb, changing 'X did Y' (XがYをした) into 'X (unfortunately) got Y done to them by Z' (XがZにYをされた).
Sep
19
comment 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
@comeauch But they're exactly the same structure. You'd similarly have to change Xさんは、泥棒にお財布を盗ぬすまれた to 泥棒は、Xさんのお財布を盗んだ. And it really does matter to the question, since I'm really very sure this is a suffering passive. You'd translate it as '[subj] (was unfortunate and) got their wallet stolen by a thief'.
Sep
19
comment 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
@comeauch Yeah, so this is the same thing. (at least the first sentence is, I think we may be miscommunicating a bit - the first sentence looks 100% like a suffering passive to me)