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comment What does the use of a dash (instead of a character) to extend a sound mean?
Sometimes authors will also use small vowel kana (ぁぃぅぇぉァィゥェォ) to indicate that the sound is being lengthened.
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comment What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
I also have a similar feeling but in the opposite direction: sometimes immediately after learning a new word, songs with that word in their lyrics come rushing in. What was once an unintelligible set of sounds now has meaning, so I guess the dusty old pattern matching engine is doing its job! The most striking example of this for me is when I learned the word 引力, which is repeated a lot in a catchy Perfume song of the same name. This strange feeling strengthens the memory of that word, so is yet another example of how listening improves reading skills.
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answered Can the ったら form of a verb be used to mean “after?”
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comment What form is 恐るる?
The speaker is definitely mythological and ancient, so that jibes with your explanation. Thanks!
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accepted What form is 恐るる?
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asked What form is 恐るる?
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comment What would be the best way to express the term 'master', as in a master of some sport?
Krillin used 達人 to describe Jackie Chun as an expert fighter in Dragon Ball, for what that's worth
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comment Are there various ways to use ~し?
Tae Kim briefly covers 〜し in Compound Sentences
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accepted What is the nuance of この + [first person pronoun]?
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asked What is the nuance of この + [first person pronoun]?
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comment What are the origins of the 「こそあど」 demonstratives?
My favorite set of this type is こいつ, そいつ, あいつ. Haven't seen どいつ yet though!
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comment When is it appropriate to refer to yourself by これ?
I've seen この俺 a few times, I wonder if it's related.
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