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What contraction is this?「何言っとんだ」 [duplicate]

I occasionally see 何言っとんだ? where I would expect 何言ってんだ? but I am not sure that とん comes from ておくの. I thought ん 縮約形 only occurred with ら行. 今さら、何言っとんだ? (source) 何言っとんだ。ようやってると思ってたのにこれでマイナスポイントだよ。 (...
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"A様がおられますでしょうか?" : Isn't おる 謙譲語? [duplicate]

I heard a very polite employee say to a customer over the phone: A様がおられますでしょうか? Most people would say いらっしゃいます instead of おられます. The use of おる here surprises me because I have been told it is 謙譲語. ...
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What is the difference between 「しております」and 「しています」?

I came across the 2 phrases from Nintendo 3DS' instruction manual. They are written adjacently. 本製品は、フォントワークス株式会社のフォントを使用しています。 本製品の一部にシャープ株式会社のLCフォントを使用しております。 If they are different in terms of ...
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what does てはいる in this sentence mean?

彼は、興奮して、もったいぶった顔つきをしてはいるが、内心の喜びを、上品ぶった冷静さの態度でかくそうとしていた。 also in the following sentence is the same てはいる used but with the humble equivalent おる if so why is it used in its passive form? あいつの話など、...
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Existence verbs in the Kansai Dialect

In this part of this Wikipedia article, it states In other areas such as Hyogo and Mie, いる /iru/ is hardly used and おる /oru/ does not have the negative usage. What I want to know is, does this ...
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What is the non-slurred version for 叫んどんねん? 叫んでおらない?

I have trouble understanding 叫んどんねん in this panel. I thought it must be 叫んでおらない but I don't think it makes sense in this context.
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居る (いる) vs 居る (おる)

In most online dictionaries, if you look up 居る, it gives you two readings: いる, formerly ゐる, and おる, formerly をる. However, I can't tell what the difference in connotation or usage would be. I couldn't ...
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What is おりません? Possible typo?

I was reading a joke: [長寿村]{ちょうじゅむら} [旅人]{たびびと}:この[村]{むら}は[世界一]{せかいいち}の[長生]{ながい}きの村だって? [村人]{むらびと}:はい、[未]{いま}だに[死]{し}んだ[人]{ひと}がおりません。 旅人:じゃ、あの[葬儀]{そうぎ}の[列]{れつ}はなんだ? 村人:はい、[葬儀屋]{...
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Any hints on how to translate the 'Nanny' in Totoro?

I'm working through translating となりのトトロ and I was doing ok until the Nanny starts talking. Going through her sentences and translating them piece by piece is an exercise in extreme patience. I find ...
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What does this conversation from a novel mean? 「よく命が続いとるなあ」 「いや、呆れたもんだよ」

「おまえ、よく命が続いとるなあ」 「これが生き甲斐でござる」 「とりあえず酒でも飲め。いや、呆れたもんだよ」店主が言った。 「奢ってくれるかい?」 「奢るとも」 “You, よく命が続いとるなあ” “This is what I live for.” “Anyway, let’s have a drink. いや、呆れたもんだよ” said the owner. “Is it on the ...
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How would I translate ’期待されとっても倒れたら’ in this sentence

Here's the full sentence: ’なんぼ期待されとっても倒れたら元も子もないんやから。’ And here's where I ended up: 'Because no matter what you say, even if you have hopes, you'll lose everything if you burn out.' The context ...
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What しとっても means here?

陸ではのらくらしとっても水の中ではそりゃあ素早い I don't quite understand しとっても form here. I guess the whole sentence will be Even though they're slow on land, they're very quick in water. Is しとっても another form of ...
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what does 抱えこんどります mean in this sentence?

すべてを自分で抱えこんどりました。誰かに助けてもらおうと考える余裕さえなかったんです is 抱えこんどりました a rare form of 抱え込む?
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