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Nov
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comment Is the pitch data correct in this pdf file intended for learners?
I could take the data from the pdf page and add it to the question, but it would be quite long...
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awarded  Student
Nov
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comment Is the pitch data correct in this pdf file intended for learners?
sawa, how about "Bold indicates accented mora"? There either is a single accented mora or there isn't, and the table would be preceded by basic pitch information that would teach the learner to derive the height of all other morae.
Nov
11
comment Is the pitch data correct in this pdf file intended for learners?
Right, the line is redundant in a sense. I assumed it would make it clearer. And I shouldn't have it in the "No effect" section at first. There are a few logistical issues to fix.
Nov
11
asked Is the pitch data correct in this pdf file intended for learners?
Nov
4
comment What is the difference between 「食べるいいですか」 and 「食べていいですか」
About the meaning of the -te form... In this example, it's not a form of command. -te form can have many meanings, and in this case, it's used to connect the verb to the i-adj, which acts as a verb. Literally, it's something like "I eat and it's okay?".
Nov
3
comment の as a substitute for beings
"thing" is a noun that refers to inanimate objects, not human beings, sure, but の is just a particle and as such carries no information about animacy.
Oct
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awarded  Peer Pressure
Oct
25
comment What are the rules regarding “mute vowels” (“u” after “s” and “i” after “sh”)?
Excellent answer. I just wanted to add that devoicing is generally a gradual process: a voiceless consonant will always somewhat devoice the following vowel at its onset, and consequently, the shorter the vowel the less likely it is that it will be voiced, and the longer the vowel, the more likely some kind of voicing will surface. "desu" is often noted as a perfect example of devoicing, but it's not -- it's quite common to hear people say something like "sou desuuuu" and make the u long and voiced.
Oct
24
comment の as a substitute for beings
I see no reason の couldn't replace a person either. I'd translate your sentence as "Who's the one who can't see?".
Oct
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awarded  Supporter
Oct
23
comment Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?
It's aOi with LHL pitch. They didn't understand because pitch was incorrect.
Oct
23
answered Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
Oct
22
comment How is たら used as a particle?
どう is understood as a replacement for any unnamed verb or adjective, kind of like blabla this, blabla that.
Oct
22
answered How is たら used as a particle?
Oct
21
awarded  Teacher
Oct
21
awarded  Editor
Oct
21
revised How do we tell whether two hiragana should fit in one mora or two?
added 159 characters in body
Oct
21
answered How do we tell whether two hiragana should fit in one mora or two?
Oct
21
answered How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?