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How would you write exaggerated emphasis?

In textual conversations in English, one might write “I’m sooooo excited for the concert tonight!” or similar statements where typically a vowel is repeated for the sake of “exaggerated emphasis.” Is ...
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Usage of は in these sentences

I am learning the lyrics to the song "Last Summer Whisper" by 杏里. I came across these lines: Baby, love again 二人の愛はもどりはしないけど Baby, love again せめてあなたをにくみたくはないの What is the usage of the は ...
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Japanese quotation marks

I'm trying to understand the use of Japanese quotation marks, and I'm at a loss: in other languages, inverted commas shows (1) a direct quote («He said, "That's not enough"»), a non literal ...
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Questions about punctuation in a light novel

I have the first time of No game No life in Japanese. However, there are some things that puzzled me quite a bit about the punctuation. As you can see in the photo, I don't understand the reason why ...
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What does emphasis mean in the がして of the following sentence? [duplicate]

I'm translating this old book I have from Japanese to English, and I come across the following sentence. 背後で聞き覚えのある声がして、思わず一歩後ずさってしまった。 I think in the above instance the して is being used to ...
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Meaning of んでしょう in this context?

In the sentence 「なんて優しいんでしょう!」what is the purpose of adding んでしょう?
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Is the following Japanese sentence negative or positive in English?

Context: Character A has just told the character who is the narrator that he has the talent to be an assassin. Being a normal person, and thus taken off guard, the narrator responds with the following:...