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Dec
18
comment About the surname Yos(h)ida
› and ‹ are exactly what I needed, thank you!
Dec
18
revised About the surname Yos(h)ida
added 42 characters in body
Dec
18
comment About the surname Yos(h)ida
Meta question - any way to turn off HTML code interpretation? I can't properly indicate romanisations with angle brackets because it thinks anything inside them is HTML.
Dec
18
answered About the surname Yos(h)ida
Dec
1
answered Pattern in onyomi for middle Chinese -p and -ng finals
Nov
30
comment Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
@dainichi - that's tVkVCV, though. (I meant the second part.) You're right about 鼓, the site I was looking at must have mentioned it in error.
Nov
28
revised Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
added 15 characters in body
Nov
28
answered Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
Nov
27
comment Why is しまいました needed here?
Do you know the form -てしまう?
Nov
27
comment Why is the た in 手伝う voiced?
和訳で「以外に」と書きましたが、お探しの漢字は「意外」でしょうか (^_^) あと、「意外なことに」という言い方が自然に聞こえるかもしれません (^^♪ しかし‌​、和訳を付けた質問はあんまりありませんし、つけてありがとうございました!
Nov
27
answered Is it ever right to use ば conditional to mean 'when'?
Nov
27
comment Does “私は山田さんが描きました。” make sense in Japanese?
I just mentioned it for completeness sake - I was only worried that someone might misread your answer as saying it was never valid. A side note might have been nice, but as far as I'm concerned even just having a comment is fine. I certainly wouldn't have downvoted, especially not with an explanatory comment.
Nov
26
comment Does “私は山田さんが描きました。” make sense in Japanese?
Technically 私は山田さんが描きました is valid for '[someone drew someone else and] Yamada-san drew me'.
Nov
25
comment Why is there a small ッ in 完ッ全?
やっぱり might be a slightly different phenomenon - the lengthening makes it fit the ◯っ◯り adverb pattern seen in things like こっそり or はっきり.
Nov
18
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Nov
14
comment How to say “I bought this book for 1200 yen.” in Japanese?
I'd interpret the first almost as 'I bought 1200円 worth of this book'.
Nov
12
awarded  Caucus
Nov
9
awarded  Constituent
Nov
5
comment Mapping 16 English tenses to Japanese tenses
I'd argue there's three, but yeah. The rest of the variation is aspect. (I actually count a total of 18 different tense/aspect combinations for active verbs, though there's less for stative verbs.)
Nov
4
comment 「この笑顔なくしていいの?」 on a board by the road (photo)
公園とかで見つかったら「子供をちゃんと見張ってください」とかいういみで読むはず。 こういう意味不明な警告看板は日本に限らないみたい ― ノルウェーの国道のそばに、悲しい女の子の顔と「制限速度を超えていますか?」というメッセージの看板がある。な‌​ぜか人は「気をつけろ!」とかはっきり言いたくないらしい。(それだけで足りないかな)