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Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
ぜん
Grade: 4
けい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

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Noun edit

()(ぜん)(けい) (izenkei

  1. (grammar) a verbal inflectional category; the realis form as used in classical Japanese, which indicates that something is already the case, or in the process of happening. This form has evolved into the conditional form in modern Japanese without phonemic change.

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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
  • Shibatani, Masayoshi (1990) The languages of Japan, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, pages 221-224
  • Kokugo Dai Jiten Dictionary. Shinsou-ban (Revised edition), Shogakukan, 1988