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Sep
23
comment Can I use 行っている間(に) in the sense of a habitual action?
See also Derek's elaboration on motion verbs with ている in japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/…
Sep
23
comment Does 「鳴く」 give any nuances about the sound being made?
鳴く doesn't seem to limit the set to just birds, but it's using the radical for bird which is "鳥". JMDICT also includes "to bark", "to purr", and "to make sound (animal)" for 鳴く's entry. Perhaps non-birds use 啼く instead? (This showed up alongside 鳴く in the same entry)
Sep
23
comment Does 「鳴く」 give any nuances about the sound being made?
I guess that's where adverbs come into play. i.e. うるさく鳴く、 優しく響く鳴き. I'm not sure if 鳴く has any inherent connotations.
Sep
23
accepted Extracting from, and introducing to Universe of Discourse using は and が with こそあど-demonstratives
Sep
22
comment Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
@Matt no worries, it's all in good faith. I was conjecturing and waiting for validation anyway.
Sep
22
revised How to invoke God/spirits in Japanese
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Sep
22
answered How to invoke God/spirits in Japanese
Sep
22
comment Name/Title at the end of a sentence. Vocative case?
@Hyperworm I think your theory is plausible, especially since it's a song and not just a plain sentence. There is some poetry involved.
Sep
22
accepted Help with tense/aspect (past vs. non-past in Verb and Verbている)
Sep
22
comment Help with tense/aspect (past vs. non-past in Verb and Verbている)
oh right! >_< Can't believe I couldn't see that. Thanks.
Sep
22
asked Help with tense/aspect (past vs. non-past in Verb and Verbている)
Sep
21
comment What is the significance of the “の” in the sentence “誰が盗んだのか、誰か知りませんか。”
as a side note, ので is used for objective causality. ので can't always replace から. It can't if the clause after から expresses a conjecture, command, request, suggestion or invitation.
Sep
21
revised Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
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Sep
21
revised Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
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Sep
21
comment Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
as a separate note, my grammar dictionary notes that ~なくて has a stronger causal link than ~ないで to whatever comes after it.
Sep
21
revised Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
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Sep
21
answered Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
Sep
21
comment Name/Title at the end of a sentence. Vocative case?
How did that website translate my highlighted portion to "as a Undine" and "as Undines". Did they treat it as nominative case? There seems to be some elision that I cannot figure out.
Sep
21
asked Name/Title at the end of a sentence. Vocative case?
Sep
21
accepted When is disjunctive-が appropriate in connecting sentences?