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P.N. Kafka Fuura (花深風羅)

Japanese B.A. from University of Texas at Austin, Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1

I translate, interpret, and do other miscellaneous things.

My hobbies are researching classical and ancient Japanese, and translating song lyrics.


Nov
28
comment i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
It is worth noting (I probably should have mentioned it too) that the special three (and 同じ) are not fully considered 連体詞 because all other 連体詞 cannot exist in the predicate of a sentence (according to 三省堂 大辞林).
Nov
28
revised i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
added 4 characters in body
Nov
28
revised i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
added 2 characters in body
Nov
28
revised i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
added 2 characters in body
Nov
28
comment i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
I agree on learning by Japanese terms, and I still think it's a shame that even university students rarely even cover/mention the base tenses (未然形、連用形、連体形、終止形、已然形、命令形) - but along exactly the same lines, learning what is the way it is because of a simply a sound change, or deeper meaning is essential to true understanding. One of my textbooks covers the phrase "いわんばかり" without explaining that it is a sound changed form of 言はむばかり - it even seemed to link it to a "negative" form. This made me very sad.
Nov
27
revised i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
Added ・な in some places, for example to differentiate from (同じ and 同じ・な)
Nov
27
answered i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
Jun
26
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Sep
6
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Jul
13
comment Is the only time 得る read as うる when it's a suffix?
@Amanda_S They're the base conjugation forms for Japanese verbs. /////////////// //MZK=未然形=Mizenkei (ex: ない attaches) //RYK=連用形=Renyoukei (ex: て/た/ます attach) //SSK=終止形=Shuushikei (ex: end of sentence when NOT a question) //RTK=連体形=Rentaikei (ex: declarative, bound ending, question ending) //IZK=已然形=Izenkei (ex: ば (conditional in modern/"when"-only in classical)) //MRK=命令形=Meireikei (ex: imperative "commands") /////////////// I'm just using what I've found are the common abbreviations for them.
Jul
13
answered Is the only time 得る read as うる when it's a suffix?
Jul
8
comment Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
@Pacerier Basically, old conjugation method: (MZK/RYK/SSK/RTK/IZK/MRK) 命ぜ(ない)/命じ(て)/命ず/命ずる/命ずれ(ば)/命ぜよ || new conjugation method: 命じ(ない)/命じ(て/ます)/命じる/命じる/命じれ(ば)/命じよ. You're more likely to see the older method in writing.
Jul
8
comment Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
@Pacerier It would become 命じます. Sorry for the late response; "zuru" verbs were originally sa-hen verbs like all the other -"suru" verbs, but most have "transformed" into ichidan verbs. 命ずる becomes "命じる" and acts like a ichidan verb most of the time. However in certain constructions it retains its original sa-hen conjugation. Like in 命ぜざるをえない. Occasionally I've seen "zuru" verbs used like this 信ずる方 "believer" in rentaikei, but nowadays they mostly act as ichidan verbs. (ie. you say 命じない/信じない instead of 命ぜない/信ぜない)
Jul
6
comment Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
@Pacerier mainly just because it's its a single character's ON reading + suru (as it is in all other examples), but also because my dictionary lists it as (vs-s) rather than (vs).
Jul
6
awarded  Scholar
Jul
6
accepted How do you ask for “the bill” at a restaurant?
Jul
4
awarded  Student
Jul
4
asked How do you ask for “the bill” at a restaurant?
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
awarded  Quorum