Re: JPN final "ga" (was: Getting started with a newborn lang)
|Date:||Monday, March 11, 2002, 1:55|
--- Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...> wrote:
> Titles and slogans ending with elliptic clitics are
> very common. While typing
> I'm thumbing an old chuôkôron from my shelf with
> this title: "Mogi kanja no
> gemba kara." "Ni", "he", etc. are certainly more
> common this way but I often
> read more cryptic "wo", "ga", "koso" an the like
> too. Next time I read one "ga"
> ending a title or a slogan I'll tell you--promised.
> I was trying to imply a
> general idea of "[arts] does [it all]" because
> that's the usual meaning of an
> elliptic "ga". However, since "Nobu" says it's
> wrong, then I'm wrong of course.
> I'm disappointed but such is life--my other slogan
> is "jinsei wa gakkari.
Indeed, titles and slogans do - I'm well aware of
this. And I did not mean to say that my partner
(Nobu) says you're wrong -- he's just not clear on
what you meant in the context. Sorry if this made you
gakkari... I'm a "jinsei ga tanoshii" type, myself.
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