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Python and Vala programmer. Enjoys the history of late antiquity and irritating, cheesy music.


Jan
28
comment Ambiguity issues with と when performing multiple roles
@Flaw The "as" is the primary fulcrum of ambiguity there. In any case, the goal of the English example was to show how, in any human language, there are unresolved ambiguities. You just need to work around them.
Jan
4
comment How does this ように work?
@sawa My point is, if you only look there are very numerous examples of wish + ように + wish verb constructions. From Japanese writers. They are certainly dwarfed by wish + ように constructions, but for the sake of illustrating why wish + ように is used they are useful.
Jan
3
comment How does this ように work?
"晴れますように祈ります" vs "晴れるように祈ります"
Jan
3
comment How does this ように work?
@sawa Hm, there seem to be a number using verb + ように祈る. In any case, the second sentence is to illustrate the omitted rather than indicate common usage.
Jan
3
comment How does this ように work?
@yadokari Please ask a new question. This site needs all the traffic and rep opportunities it can get! This sort of "interactive dialogue" we're having is, while useful, not very Stack Exchange kosher
Jan
2
comment Why did this pirate get angry when he was given a bottle?
Eh, not really a joke. The sitting man's tone is rather glib, and notion that a single bottle would be enough for the pirate and his crew seems facetious (out of context). It certainly doesn't convey the proper sincerity of apology (read: fear) that a rough character like the "おれ様" pirate would demand.