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Sep
16
answered Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
Sep
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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 The use of も; spotting if it is comparison/contrast, or for emphasis
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 Usage of particles で and に with ~的
Aug
31
reviewed Approve 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?
Aug
20
comment Meaning of 伝わる and AよりもB, 温かい, and て-form+から+でも
This probably needs to be made at least two, possibly three separate questions. Since the last sentence is totally unrelated, you could edit that out and make it a separate question.
Aug
15
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Aug
10
answered What does “自己修養” mean, in western terms?
Aug
10
answered Why does the right side radical of 踵 have different stroke order than 重?
Aug
6
comment Question on the idiom 頭が回転しない
Well, I don't know about yaks, but the hamster one is a colourful English metaphor equivalent of the Japanese (maybe not standard English, I never know when I'm using localisms)
Aug
5
comment Question on the idiom 頭が回転しない
Ever heard the phrase "hamster's running but the wheel's not turning"?
Aug
5
answered How to translate “objective” as in name of section in a resume
Aug
2
awarded  Yearling