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Jan
4
comment -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
@ThomasGross 印象 and 客観 are nouns, but they're not compounding with 事実 in 2 and 4 (it's not 客観事実、印象事実); rather, they're modified by 的 first, and 的 makes nominal adjectives out of nouns (just like English "-ive" in "object"→"objective"); cf. dictionary link. I know that some Japanese words can work as both nouns and NAs (e.g. 特別の/特別な); but if this was the case of 的-adjectives, we'd expect not only compounding but also *?印象的の事実、*?客観的の事実; however, these get no more than a handful of hits, not many more than *?明らか事実。
Jan
4
comment -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
@comeauch: Sure it is, but the question is why, among the set of na-adjectives, only teki-adjectives appear to allow this omission of the particle/copula な.
Jan
3
asked -的 adjectives modifying nouns without な
Sep
24
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Sep
19
asked Japanese: “osowarata”?
Sep
10
comment Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
Is this a form of cleft?
Sep
10
asked Classical: On the subject of a sentence with 連用形/て clauses + ば condicional
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
comment Is there a reliable translation of the kangxi radicals?
I like kanjinetworks, but keep in mind they use a nonmainstream method of sound symbolism which often results in controversial kanji analyses; see languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3699 . Sites with more traditional analyses include chineseetymology.org and zhongwen.com , but you'll might have to convert some characters to Chinese forms to use them. If you excuse me touting my own horn, I once made a simple tool to help with that: namakajiri.net/kanjigen . Have a nice hunting :)
Oct
20
comment Function of the first の in とかの他の
@PhilipSeyfi Google overestimates hit counts on the first pages. Use verbatim search, and keep forwarding to the last page. I got 434, ending on page 44. google.com/… ideally someone should search on an actual linguistic corpus to make a comparison, but at any rate I think it's reasonable to say that there are real people producing both forms (see twitter results).
Oct
17
comment Function of the first の in とかの他の
396 Google "verbatim" results for "とかのその他". Several are false positives because there's a comma or period midway, but there are still plenty of actual uses. I get several on twitter too.
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
May
11
accepted 動作 as opposed to 作用
Sep
29
comment Is 「喧嘩」 a verbal fight or a physical fight?
I’m not a native but I think so, yes. In actual use either there would be more context or they’d choose different wording. That’s kind of the problem with sample sentences, in my opinion (people don’t talk or write in isolated sample sentences).
Sep
28
answered Is 「喧嘩」 a verbal fight or a physical fight?
Sep
26
awarded  Editor
Sep
26
revised Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?
added 8 characters in body
Sep
26
answered Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?
Sep
26
comment 動作 as opposed to 作用
Here you go: 「金田一春彦は動詞の表す動作・作用が時間的にどのように捉えられているかによって、次の4類が立てられることを説いた。」 The title (and topic) is 『アスペクトによる動詞の分類』.
Sep
25
asked 動作 as opposed to 作用