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What is the etymology behind る in 日{ひ}/昼{ひる} and 夜{よ}/夜{よる}?

15 votes
2 answers
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Origin of ~なければ ならない

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Haphazard usage of katakana and hiragana for particles and okurigana

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1 answer
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Accent changes in conjugation

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1 answer
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Is かわいい wago or kango?

11 votes
1 answer
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What is the proper pronunciation for 十分/10分? じっぷん or じゅっぷん?

9 votes
2 answers
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Origin of 信じる, 感じる, etc?

8 votes
3 answers
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Why do Japanese people read Classical Japanese with a set of weird sound shifts?

8 votes
1 answer
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Pronunciation of しゃ, し, しゅ, しぇ, and しょ

7 votes
1 answer
394 views

Semantic meaning of 出 in 出会う, 出来る, etc

6 votes
1 answer
851 views

Casual Speech Particles in Classical Japanese

6 votes
1 answer
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Apparent reversals of conjugation patterns in classical 形容詞 and 動詞, origin?

5 votes
1 answer
265 views

Why is an anachronistic modern conjugation thrown into the lyrics of 軍艦行進曲?

5 votes
1 answer
403 views

Differences between なし and あらず?

5 votes
1 answer
547 views

When did 全然 get restricted to the negative?

5 votes
1 answer
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Is there any relationship between the verb 死{し}ぬ and the 音読み 死{し}?

4 votes
3 answers
705 views

Why does the 文語 version of the Bible have so many nonstandard readings?

4 votes
1 answer
283 views

Proper usage of 四字熟語 in Japanese

4 votes
2 answers
536 views

What is 坊 in 朝寝坊する?

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why are Japanese song lyrics often so seemingly ungrammatical?

3 votes
1 answer
472 views

Does all kana in the う line rhyme?

3 votes
2 answers
313 views

When and where did 丁寧語 emerge?

3 votes
2 answers
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Counter for bowls of ramen?

3 votes
1 answer
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Is it possible to write anything long completely in 和語?

3 votes
1 answer
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"Ungrammatical" 丁寧語 used by tour guides and museum narrators

2 votes
2 answers
463 views

Song lyrics with missing case particles

2 votes
2 answers
415 views

Why is する considered irregular?

2 votes
2 answers
774 views

"I would stop missing you the moment we meet again"

2 votes
1 answer
390 views

Does the たり in Modern Japanese come from the Classical たり?

2 votes
1 answer
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What does にゃ mean at the end of a sentence or as a particle?