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What is the で part in ではありません?

Good on you for giving Japanese a go! Ya, Japanese and English are very different, structurally, and some of what's happening in Japanese makes more sense if you know some of the history (well, ...
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Meaning of さもあろう

Yes, さもあろう is can be considered as a variant of さもあらん or さもありなん. さ (然 in kanji) is an archaic equivalent of そう ("so", "this way") in modern Japanese. も is a particle. Meaning of ...
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Why use 耳元 rather than just 耳?

The idea should be that objects making sounds are external to your ears. 耳元 is not a part of your body (e.g. this defines it 'close to one's ears'). Hence the choice. In that sense 耳元 refers to 風 ...
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So-called の-adjectives - how does の *really* work?

Two things to consider here I feel. The first one is analysing “〜の” as a genitive per sē rather than a generic adnominal marker. It should be noted that “〜の" can follow many more things than ...
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