Teach Yourself Japanese
Message Board


Subject: Negated topic in subordinate clauses
From: B R (thy413gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 03:22:28 GMT


Hi, I have been wondering about this question for a while now and haven't found an answer anywhere online.

Can a topic marker used to mark the negated phrase be used in a subordinate clause? I know that topic markers can not appear in them. However, I have seen some sentences like this, (as a random example),

犬じゃない私は犬を食べる。

Doesn't this violate the rule of not using topic marker in clauses, since じゃない = で は ない?



Reply to this message

Show this thread
Return to the index


Program Copyright(C) TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)