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Subject: Re: adjectival nouns vs. descriptive verbs
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 04:15:20 GMT
> I know that to use descriptive verbs to modify, you can just put it before like 新しいビル, but with adjectival nouns you link with な like 静かなところ. I'm confused about 同じ though. This looks like an adjectival noun to me since it doesn't end in い, but, correct me if i'm wrong, is used like a descriptive verb when modifying, like 同じところ or 同じ色. Instead of 同じなところ or 同じな色 like i'd expect if it were an adjectival noun. Which is it?
同じ is not an adjective word, but an attributive word. It doesn't have conjugations. You don't say 同じな/同じの plus noun. 同じ plus noun is always used.
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