Teach Yourself Japanese
Subject: Re: adjectives
From: Carl (carlj7usa.co.jp)
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 23:31:35 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3, 4
This may be a question with no real answer, but what about plain negative verbs, ex. 行かない. Like an i-adjective, it conjugates to 行かなかった and 行かなくて. Can you make it into a kinda-sorta adverb by saying 行かなく?
If that isn't considered an adjective, what about just plain 無い? And has the word 有らない ever been used as to negate ある?
To be honest, what I really want is a big book of Japanese etymology....
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