Teach Yourself Japanese
Subject: Re: adjectives
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:20:30 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
> 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?
You don't say 行かなく. You also don't say 有らない. You can say 有りえない, however. As for 無い, this word has many functions each of which is pretty complicated that a person like me, who hates grammar, has no way to get involved without precipitously falling flat on my face.
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