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Sep
17
revised What is the grammatical interpretation of じゃ ありません?
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Sep
17
revised How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
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Sep
17
answered Negation with ではありません vs. じゃない
Sep
16
comment Why is つきあう typically written in kana?
Why do you think it is "usually" written in kana? I see it written with kanji all the time.
Sep
16
comment How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
@snailboat: What does Shibatani mean by "[T]he suffixes -ar and -e appear to show some [limited] degree of productivity"? Productivity of what?
Sep
16
comment How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
@Tim: Thanks for the correction. I guess I was misinformed about つなぐ. Does つかむ・つかまる・つかまえる really fit the pattern though? It seems like the third one should be つかる instead of つかまえる, but maybe that's just an exceptional formation. Anyway, I cover that whole bag of bones from another angle here: Fun with synonyms - “to grab/catch/capture”.
Sep
16
revised How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
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Sep
16
revised How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
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Sep
16
asked How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
Sep
13
comment Use of と in this sentence
@DaveMG: Haha, I wasn't even thinking about that one!
Sep
13
comment Use of と in this sentence
I wouldn't say と is usually "and". I would call this と something like the "consequential-と". Although it's not in the question, it is addressed in the accepted answer in this post: Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc.
Sep
13
comment What's the female equivalent for the informal ぼく?
@DaveMG: Yeah, I've definitely heard women say things like うちも行くわ! or うちはそうじゃない.
Sep
13
comment What's the female equivalent for the informal ぼく?
@DaveMG: Of course you can use うち to refer to your "group" (うちの子 → Our child(ren), etc.), but I'm talking about the single word うち to refer to "me" or "I". Unless that's what you're talking about too, but I've never heard men use it that way.
Sep
13
answered What's the female equivalent for the informal ぼく?
Sep
13
comment history of learning japanese
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about history more than a specific "linguistic" question about the language.
Sep
13
comment Do “direct object を” and “directional を” occupy the same slot?
FWIW, ボールを空を飛ばす sounds fine to me; even like a description for a homerun or something.
Sep
13
comment R sound vs L sound
possible duplicate of How do you pronounce the Japanese "r"?
Sep
12
comment Shorthand for [傘]{kasa} or normal use? 仐
Never played Chrono Trigger in Japanese. Your link is broken but I found this on Wikipedia.
Sep
12
comment Shorthand for [傘]{kasa} or normal use? 仐
Haha, love #13!
Sep
12
comment How is 空気を読む translated into English?
"Read between the lines" = 眼【がん】光【こう】紙【し】背【はい】. Also related (but possibly outdated slang) - When Japanese say KY on the Internet, what does it mean exactly?