已然形

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

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

NounEdit

已然形 (hiragana いぜんけい, romaji izenkei)

  1. (grammar) a verbal inflectional category; the realis form as used in classical Japanese. Indicates that something is already the case, or is in the process of happening. The 已然形 has evolved into the 仮定形 (conditional form) now used in modern Japanese.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1990, Masayoshi Shibatani, The languages of Japan, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-36918-5, page 221-224:
  • 1988, Kokugo Dai Jiten Dictionary. Shinsou-ban (Revised edition), Shogakukan:
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