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Subject: Re: 足りなさ
From: Jimmy Miller (captainthundergmail.com)
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 00:35:47 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3, 4
> > > > What does this word mean? It appears to be a conjugation of 足りる, but I'm not sure.
> > >
> > > It doesn't happen to be followed by そうだ, does it?
> > No. In the original context, it was followed by を, which seems to be a pretty common continuation according to Google.
> Then it means "insufficiency." 足りる→足りない→足りなさ. It's the turn-an-adjective-into-a-noun さ.
Ah, that's a grammar point I'll have to look up. Thanks for the help.
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