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comment Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
Fascinating stuff! I'd upvote this as well as marking it accepted, but that'll have to wait until my daily vote limit resets... :/
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accepted Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
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accepted What are the origins of ヶ?
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comment Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
So this is a kana shift, not a phonetic shift?
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asked Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
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asked What are the origins of ヶ?
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revised Passive-transitive-verb vs. Intransitive-verb (他動詞の受け身 vs. 自動詞)
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answered Passive-transitive-verb vs. Intransitive-verb (他動詞の受け身 vs. 自動詞)
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comment Meaning and level of 死ねばいいのに
It certainly doesn't refer to an actual death (or のに would be inappropriate), but rather, it's wishing death upon someone. Whether it's serious or not would depend on context of course.
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answered 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
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comment Meaning and level of 死ねばいいのに
@nicolas, I gave an overall sort of meaning at the start; it's really not a particularly complex phrase, although it does seem to be somewhat common. If you have any specific questions I haven't answered, please feel free to ask, though :)
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comment Meaning and level of 死ねばいいのに
Certainly, the pronoun is implied and could be yourself or a third-party. But it's still a pretty terrible thing to say.
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answered Meaning and level of 死ねばいいのに
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comment What is the difference between 「はずがない」 and 「わけがない」?
Ignore my previous comment; I had misread the question. I would consider either one to be opinionated in this particular case (as it's hard to be objective about the psyche of other people), but はず is probably more opinionated
Jun
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comment Is there a general rule for deriving xasu→xaseru intransitives such as 死なせる from 死なす?
While that's a nice summary of the more common conjugations, it doesn't seem to cover the 死なす/死なせる cases...
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answered What is the difference between 「はずがない」 and 「わけがない」?