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Just killing time...


Aug
27
comment “Never say never”
quotes added :)
Aug
27
comment What is the most natural way to refer to someone when you don't know their name and don't have a close relationship with them?
Asking for the name kanji is a nice trick, I'll have to remember that one :)
Jun
8
comment Arabic numbers: half-width or full-width?
No, it's a lack of writing conversions; fullwidth digits are distinct unicode codepoints from halfwidth digits, and without any conversion typically fullwidth digits cannot be recognized as such.
Jun
7
comment Are there any situations where かしら is considered appropriate/normal for males to use?
Added a bounty, as none of the existing answers really answer whether such exceptional situations exist...
Jun
3
comment 「~たじゃない」 expression in spoken Japanese
The original grammar has the ん or の, yes, but it's frequently dropped in colloquial speech. Sometimes it's even abbreviated further to e.g. 「さっき食べたじゃん」
Jun
1
comment Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
There's a vote limit for everyone - something like 30 votes per day :)
Jun
1
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... :/
Jun
1
comment Why is は pronounced as わ when used as a topic particle?
So this is a kana shift, not a phonetic shift?
Jun
1
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.
Jun
1
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 :)
Jun
1
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.
Jun
1
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
1
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...
Jun
1
comment Are there any situations where かしら is considered appropriate/normal for males to use?
Sounding weird is sort of what I mean by inappropriate - if it were an appropriate choice, nobody would find it odd :)
Jun
1
comment Does “させ” comes from the verb 刺す or just する ?
Not an abbreviation so much as another way to connect words other than ーて
Jun
1
comment What is the meaning of all those “w”s in email and SNSs?
I would argue that a single (or small number of) w is a lot weaker than the LOL - more like a grin or chuckle, so to speak.
Jun
1
comment 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
By Kairaigo, do you mean 外来語 (gairaigo)?
Jun
1
comment Is there a general rule for deriving xasu→xaseru intransitives such as 死なせる from 死なす?
Is there a name for the ~xasu conjugation?
Jun
1
comment Is there a general rule for deriving xasu→xaseru intransitives such as 死なせる from 死なす?
The causative form sounds about right, but how are 死ぬ and 死なす related then? If they're not distinct verbs, what conjugation is the 死なす?