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Feb
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comment What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?
because I don't know the phonetic alphabet or IPA and I can't write it. So the most convenient way for me is to use R since it comes from typing ら? Perhaps it would be more clear if I said that I cannot hear the onset of ら rather than saying I cannot hear R.
Feb
1
comment What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?
Honestly I not only cannot hear the あ sound, I also cannot hear the R sound that makes it ラッキー. It's intriguing that there's such a difference between different listeners.
Feb
1
comment What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?
maybe it's 平気 ?
Jan
29
comment Is 時間がありますか unnatural?
I did not mean the conclusion itself was confusing. I was referring to the possible mix-up of what "former" and "latter" refers to. It looks like that has been cleared up in an edit, so the confusion has been resolved.
Jan
29
comment Is 時間がありますか unnatural?
I have no supporting study to back up this claim. I posit that the transition from the k-sound from 間 to the g-sound from が (two velar sounds), is less smooth than the transition from 間 to the w-sound from は. I suppose a way to check this is to measure the は・が preference of deaf/mute Japanese, and compare it to the preference for non-deaf/mute.
Jan
29
comment Is 時間がありますか unnatural?
It might be slightly confusing since in "If I was asked which of が and は I would choose in the following examples", が is the former and は is the latter. But in the subsequent examples, the order is reversed such that は is the former and が is the latter. There is confusion in the closing statement "Frankly I don’t know why I chose the former than the latter".
Jan
19
comment Lettered Bus Numbers
@macraf I did not learn about 号 being used with buses, so I don't know about that.
Jan
18
comment Why does 七時 need に but 今日 does not?
It's not an exact duplicate since this question compares に with null particle, while the linked question compares に with には.
Jan
18
comment Why does 七時 need に but 今日 does not?
Possibly answered by: Why is it that some temporal nouns cannot be marked with に? And why do they become more acceptable with には?
Jan
11
comment Is *domo arigato* considered formal?
See: Is it proper to thank waitstaff, cashiers, etc. for their service?
Dec
8
comment Change in self-address for emphasis or to express frustration or dissatisfaction
@TheWanderingCoder Yes to her children, but not limited to kids (young) but also children that've grown up. I'm aware that the terms of self address themselves do not convey irritation; I'm asking if changing from one to another would.
Dec
6
comment a japanese equivalent to the english expression: 'enjoy'
@HiruneDiver your comment is informative and could possibly be posted as an answer. Would you like to post an answer instead?
Dec
6
comment a japanese equivalent to the english expression: 'enjoy'
@choco would you like to post your comment-answer as an answer?
Dec
6
comment Word request: Agreeing in a conversation
@choco I'm going around looking at comment-answers and trying to encourage users to post them as answers instead. Since your comment appears to answer the question, would you like to post an answer instead? Even though it's not a general answer, it is still an answer for 関西弁
Dec
6
comment Why the random katakana in 「すみっコぐらし」?
@choco I'm going around looking at comment-answers and trying to encourage users to post them as answers instead. Since your comment appears to answer the question, would you like to post an answer instead?
Dec
5
comment Proper Terms For Representing GPS Coordinates
@TsuyoshiIto I'm going around looking at comment-answers. Would you like to post your comment as an answer instead?
Nov
29
comment Meaning of かって and general sense of this sentence
If you could comment on how べつに affects the rest of the statement, it would make your answer more complete.
Nov
29
comment A phrase for a capable person with a critical view of himself
Reverse Dunning-Kruger effect?
Nov
22
comment I have some questions about transitivity: 貯める and 貯まる
I assumed you meant to compare 貯まる with 貯める instead of 溜める so I edited that part.
Nov
16
comment Help with “My little sister can't run this fast” in the style of ~こんなに~わけがない
I suspect that your sentence conveys meaning or a statement about ability, and not so much about the speaker's disbelief that his sister could run that fast.