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2:41 AM
Just found out that Choko had left.
 
2:52 AM
I appreciated the help she gave me booking an evening with geishas, and also telling me about her grandfather, and making Japanese SE a more positive space.
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Her leaving reminds me of Seriouspony (Kathy Sierra) leaving Twitter.
 
 
2 hours later…
4:39 AM
@saidy It's a good question. I think if you post it to the site itself, it'll get more attention than in chat
You could include Xeo's version and ask if that's the right way
 
 
10 hours later…
2:37 PM
話してみなさい → 話しなさい ? Or is it the other way round?
somehow IME converts はなしなさい into 話なさい -_-
 
@cirno What is your arrow supposed to mean?
@cirno It probably has 話しなさい as one of the other conversion candidates
Usually it's the noun 話 which is written without the okurigana し
 
@snailboat strength
 
Ohh, I see, you're asking if adding ~てみる in there softens it or strengthens it?
 
@snailboat e.g. 話した方がいい → 話しなさい
yes, exactly!
I think it should soften it but I can't find the appropriate grammar anywhere. :(
 
 
3 hours later…
Xeo
6:01 PM
@snailboat So, was it the right way? :)
Or rather, a right way?
 
6:18 PM
By the way... what's the best place to start slowly transitioning from English grammar books to Japanese grammar books (so I can finally start "getting" the dictionary definitions properly)? Is there a 'for dummies' version?
 

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