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Jan
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comment Reconciliation of adverbial ぜひ with its Japanese-English translation
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Jan
2
revised Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
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Jan
2
revised Why did this pirate get angry when he was given a bottle?
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Jan
2
answered Why did this pirate get angry when he was given a bottle?
Dec
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awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
29
revised Why is it お[腹]{なか}が[空]{す}いた but [腹]{はら}[減]{へ}った?
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Dec
29
comment What does 週一 mean?
@languagehacker Often I can only use the vacuum cleaner once a week when I'm busy (the house would get very dirty when I do it)
Dec
29
comment Are 勅 and 詔 simply synonyms?
No. The article explains the differences among the two. They are used different situations, often regulated by law. The usage changes in history.
Dec
29
comment Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
@AndrewGrimm: edit the answer.
Dec
29
comment Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
@sawa: whether the reform is reasonable is not under discussion in this question, I think.
Dec
29
revised Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
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Dec
28
comment Are 勅 and 詔 simply synonyms?
ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%A9%94%E5%8B%85
Dec
28
answered Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
Dec
28
comment Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
@sawa: In old Japanese, the negative of 買う(買ふ) would be 買はない. Dictionaries will list their old form, you don't have to guess.
Dec
28
comment Reading of years
I'm wondering how to read 02年. I often see these in news articles.
Dec
28
revised does anyone know of any o-words or go-words which are absolutely neutral?
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Dec
28
comment Why do some people use 分からない, when they mean 知らない?
@TsuyoshiIto : I think he is saying that they understood the question.
Dec
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
27
answered Meaning of: イベントの前ふりをば。
Dec
27
comment Meaning of: イベントの前ふりをば。
Considering he is known for joking all the time, maybe this おば is in fact "オーバー" (over).