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Feb
18
revised Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
Not convinced by my own explanation, decided to explain again differently.
Feb
18
answered Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
Feb
18
comment Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
Have you thought that "G" is simply only a romanised approximation the of が row syllables? Just as how "R" is only a romanised approximation for the ら series (there are claims that they sound like "L" too). But yes there is a variation with "ga/i/u/e/o", sometimes you may hear the "nga/i/u/e/o" variant (but never word-initial).
Feb
15
reviewed Approve feminine-speech tag wiki excerpt
Feb
15
answered Are we done here?
Feb
13
comment Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
@Matt. That was a useful resource. Thanks for the paper too.
Feb
13
comment Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
Ah it all starts to make sense now. I kept seeing them as independent concepts (somehow was not able to make the proper associations). Thanks for explaining.
Feb
13
comment Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
I'm still slightly confused. 近い is an adjective, 近く is also an adjective?
Feb
13
comment Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
So according to your analysis there should be no such thing as regressing 近い into 近, and only 赤>赤い but no 赤い>赤く(noun)?
Feb
13
comment Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
Ah so I assumed the wrong initial point. Could you do a simple illustration of before and after zero-nominalisation for the case of 近く?
Feb
13
asked Apparent inconsistency in turning い-adjectives into nouns: 赤い→赤 vs 近い→近く
Feb
12
comment How to hope something is going well?
The ungrammaticality is also reflected in English as using でありますように would mean "to be prosperity(noun)" as opposed to "to prosper(verb)". Is this a correct analysis? (I'm trying to understand why it's not grammatical)
Feb
12
comment How to hope something is going well?
Can 繁盛でありますように be used?
Feb
11
comment Understanding ありやな
@sawa. It doesn't hurt to over-answer a question I guess.
Feb
11
comment Particles in the Passive form causing me confusion (を、に、が)
@SourLemon. Another term for "suffering passive" that I think that is commonly used is "adversity passive".
Feb
11
revised How to use こと when expressing the experience of something?
fixed typo
Feb
11
comment How to use こと when expressing the experience of something?
It is rather difficult to understand your question. Please edit the question to explain "v.。。。ことが。。。。。" and "dきます".
Feb
11
answered How to use こと when expressing the experience of something?
Feb
11
comment What is the Japanese for “I'll check it out, I will try and see”?
possible duplicate of How to say, "try to __", "have to __"
Feb
10
comment Dismissing an expectation
Would もういいです be rude too?