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Sep
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Question about particle に
Sep
21
comment Unusual dakutens and つ instead of っ
あの… I didn't think there was an e-book on sale for ノルウェイの森. (At least, not the Japanese version).
Sep
20
comment Unusual dakutens and つ instead of っ
Interesting about optional devoicing - I remember a while back reading an online novel by a native speaker who consistently used ベット for ベッド, which at the time I assumed was just an error by the author.
Sep
20
comment Unusual dakutens and つ instead of っ
Which edition/page numbers did you find these? Perhaps someone else has the book (I don't) and could check.
Sep
20
asked Choice of tense with そばから
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open R sound vs L sound
Sep
17
revised Negation with ではありません vs. じゃない
more informative title
Sep
16
comment Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
I'm going off the quote in the link: それが現代では、「通り」も「党利」も、同じように「とーり」と発音することが可能となりました。しかし厳密な発音は、全く同じとは思えません
Sep
16
answered Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
Sep
13
awarded  Convention
Sep
13
comment Can 〜てなんかいない contract to 〜てなんかない?
I don't know if these forms are standard/linguistically acceptable, but basically I think the なんか version may be an emphatic version of ~ては<い>ない. And while looking to see if I could find any better references than my gut feelings, I found: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4431
Sep
13
comment How is 空気を読む translated into English?
Not an answer because I don't think this translation exists widely outside my own family, but my mum says "has no antennae" for 空気読めない.
Sep
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The use of も; spotting if it is comparison/contrast, or for emphasis (revised)
Sep
5
comment It seems that 渡る is categorized as 自動詞 (intransitive verb), yet it is frequently used with を. Why?
See also: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6869 and japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3243
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Usage of particles で and に with ~的
Aug
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the origin of ゟ (より)?
Aug
30
answered The correct usage of 召し上がる and お召し上がる
Aug
29
comment Pre-Kana Kanji readings
Originally there were 変体仮名{へんたいがな} - alternate kana which originate from the alternate choices of 万葉がな. ん was originally hentaigana for む。These appear to have been in common use until 1900 (when a law was passed to stop them being used in schools). There were even, early on, alternate systems like 上代特殊仮名遣{じょうだいとくしゅかなづかい} which appear to differentiate between some sounds that are the same in modern Japanese. But I think the mapping was consistent, so 夜 was always よ (within a given system).
Aug
23
answered What is the nuance of 鬼 in 「鬼十則」?
Aug
21
answered Does Japanese have any infixes?