Re: Person marking on nouns?
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 27, 2004, 19:58|
En réponse à Peter Bleackley :
>Interesting. Sanae-sensei is a native speaker, and seemed to be quite happy
>teaching it as a spoken form. The class is taught entirely in Japanese,
>with no English used.
My Japanese teacher was also a native speaker (with a very bad Japanese
accent in her French :)) ) and taught us that form warning us that using it
in speech was being overly polite and literary. You wouldn't use a simple
form in -masu in such a register.
Also, I watch Japanese programs nearly everyday, and I can tell you they
never use the conjunctive form in speech :) . Even the -te form is usually
used only in polite conversations. In everyday speech, it's "soshite"
everywhere :)) .
You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.