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Mar
24
accepted How are items enumerated in Japanese restaurant menus?
Mar
24
comment How are items enumerated in Japanese restaurant menus?
Thank you so much! "Spam" was not a real item, just an example. It's a joke from this Monty Python comedy sketch: youtube.com/watch?v=M_eYSuPKP3Y en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28Monty_Python%29
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Mar
24
asked How are items enumerated in Japanese restaurant menus?
Mar
14
revised Is this a 仮定形 (kateikei) form, and how to analyse it?
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Mar
14
revised Is this a 仮定形 (kateikei) form, and how to analyse it?
fixing mistaken information about kateikei
Mar
14
answered Is this a 仮定形 (kateikei) form, and how to analyse it?
Feb
6
revised Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
per comments by @snailboat, Kōjien isn't evidence for this particular issue
Feb
6
comment Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
Ah, I see, I get you now. Thanks for the clarification! I'll remove it from the answer, then.
Feb
6
comment Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
@snailboat That's correct. I expect Kōjien is deliberately staying away from the Classical variation (well, at least the abridged version I have at hand).
Feb
6
answered Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
Feb
6
awarded  Curious
Feb
5
accepted 「行くときゃ誰とゆく」— what's this きゃ and the とs?
Feb
5
asked 「行くときゃ誰とゆく」— what's this きゃ and the とs?
Jan
17
comment -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
@ThomasGross: I think you were on the right track and I was wrong: teki-words can behave like nouns. See answer below.
Jan
17
accepted -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
Jan
17
answered -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
Jan
5
comment -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
What's interesting about 的, compared to your other examples, is that 的 asks for a な and not a の, which makes the 的-word syntactically a na-adjective. Noun+noun compounds without the の is totally common, but it seems to me that few na-adjectives work without a な, compounding directly on what Japanese school grammar call the "stem" (語幹、 the part before な). Thanks for the additional information, it's deeply appreciated.
Jan
4
comment -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
(Also, dictionaries classify 的-words as na-adjectives (形容動詞), cf.)
Jan
4
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