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Jan
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answered Accent changes in conjugation
Jan
4
comment How accurate is the ふりがな on Aozora Books?
@ZhenLin And 匁 got the boot. O tempora etc.
Jan
4
answered How accurate is the ふりがな on Aozora Books?
Jan
4
comment When women use わ at the end of a sentence, is it different from よ?
@Ataraxia It can't be よわ. Has to be わよ.
Aug
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Jul
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Feb
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Jan
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Sep
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Aug
5
answered The plural 等 in おいら, おら
Aug
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revised Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?
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Aug
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Jul
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comment When grandmas tell their kids お天道様がみてるよ, how do the kids know who お天道様 is?
Well, it's not as commonly used as "God" (that was a flaw in my analogy, I guess), and I don't know of any kids' books that use it, but I think most Japanese people have at least heard the word and know how it's used. (Silvermaple didn't say it was uncommon, just that people might not be able to define it exactly.) If you had a grandma that used it, you would learn it, because her use of the word would teach it to you. And if you didn't, eventually you would hear it from someone else. It may die out in a few generations if non-grandmas have stopped using it, of course, like any other word.
Jul
30
answered When grandmas tell their kids お天道様がみてるよ, how do the kids know who お天道様 is?
Jul
27
comment What is the correct veritable meaning of 水無月 and 神無月?
@Chris Vovin doesn't mention these two specific words at all (at least as far as I can see) -- I'm just quoting him more generally on the /na/ particle.
Jul
26
comment What is the correct veritable meaning of 水無月 and 神無月?
Er, /topo.to.hito/ = /topo.tu.pito/, 遠人
Jul
26
comment What is the correct veritable meaning of 水無月 and 神無月?
@Chris I picked Vovin because I remembered he had an idiosyncratic but well-argued view about this /na/, basically!
Jul
26
comment What is the correct veritable meaning of 水無月 and 神無月?
@ZhenLin He calls it a "genitive-locative case marker", but warns that the /tu/ in words like /taka.tu.sima/ and /topo.to.hito/ is a different morpheme which is, in his opinion, originally some sort of copula.