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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Supposed as case particle (ni) + conjunctive particle (te).[1][2]

An alternative analysis suggests that (ni) may be a conjugation of an ancient copular or stative verb (nu), which persists in modern Japanese as particle (ni) and auxiliary verb (nu) / (zu). This would make nite appear to be a regular conjunctive conjugation of the copula. Compare the て form of Japanese verbs.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

にて ‎(romaji nite)

  1. formal version of (de), indicating location or instrumental

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9