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Jun
16
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
Yeah, but there's no reason to think that に is an adverb (and て attaches to the ren'youkei, not to adverbs); and the distribution could be due to different factors entirely (such as no one really needing to express the idea conveyed by にて particularly often).
Jun
15
revised A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
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Jun
15
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
I'm not sure that I agree with Frellesvig's analysis of the copula, but I'll edit the answer.
Jun
14
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Jun
14
answered A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
@CraftRiot: If your question is specifically about 'why is there a は in ではない, I think I have a very simple answer for you. You might not be too satisfied with it, but I think it's the most accurate answer.
Jun
13
reviewed Close Is the Japanese verb 'ちらばります’ an intransitive verb or not?
Jun
13
reviewed Leave Open A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
Jun
13
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
@snailboat Yeah, it's totally an overtranslation; the point of that description is to be as low-level as possible.
Jun
13
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
I would actually describe である as 'exists (ある) as (で) the noun'.
Jun
13
comment A Deeper Look Unto て, で and は
Is your question relating specifically to the copula である? で and は are never interchangeable and have very, very distinct functions.
Jun
8
revised When using もう and まだ does a negative verb always have to be in the (ている) present continuous form?
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Jun
8
answered When using もう and まだ does a negative verb always have to be in the (ている) present continuous form?
Jun
8
comment Origin of katakana ン (カタカナの「ン」の字源)
。。。撥音にVを使うシステムはあるのか?
Jun
8
comment When using もう and まだ does a negative verb always have to be in the (ている) present continuous form?
@snailboat That seems to say about the same thing as far as I can tell (I'm still inexperienced with reading linguistics papers in Japanese).
Jun
8
comment When using もう and まだ does a negative verb always have to be in the (ている) present continuous form?
It seems to me like the core difference is that まだしていない is 'the action isn't completed yet' (i.e. it can happen/finish whenever and we're just waiting), and まだしない is 'the conditions for the action beginning aren't fulfilled yet' (i.e. there's something still lacking before it can begin, and just waiting isn't going to get us anything if we don't complete the prerequisites). Does this seem reasonable to people?
Jun
8
comment What is 坊 in 朝寝坊する?
Then that solves everything, thank you!
Jun
5
comment The different meanings of “life”? 生気/生活/ライフ/生命/一生/人生/命
And of course, the counter for 'lives' in a video game sense is [機]{き}.
Jun
3
comment Why doesn't Japanese have a special Katakana form for “hu”?
Maybe the answer lies in the fact that [ɸ] does occur in Japanese, even if only as an allophone, while [v] doesn't - maybe Japanese speakers are trained to consider [ɸ] the same as [h], but they have no training at all when it comes to [v], so as much as they might struggle to pronounce it, they can still tell that it's different from [b].