Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
てい
Grade: 3
けい
Grade: 2
kan’on
Alternative spelling
假定形 (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()(てい)(けい) (kateikei

  1. (grammar) a verbal inflectional category; the conditional form. Evolved from the 已然形 (realis form).

Usage notes edit

This is the -e stem of godan verbs. Not to be confused with the 可能動詞 (kanō dōshi, potential form of verbs).

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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • Shibatani, Masayoshi (1990) The languages of Japan, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, pages 221-224