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Re: Usso (was: website birth (Nice job Ferko))

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, December 1, 2001, 8:44
--- laokou <laokou@...> wrote:
> From: "Nik Taylor" > > laokou wrote: > > > "yutta" (maybe "iutta") for "itta" (in its sense > of "said", not "went:). > > Interesting. So, do other forms of "iu" in that > dialect inflect as > > "yuu"? > > Maybe? I'm no "ben" expert (I seem to remember the > "yu" hiragana in these > forms but it's been ten years...). We might want to > impose on Matt who has a > "walking dictionary" for a partner :)
Neither he nor I can be considered a "ben" expert... he's 100% Tokyoite, and I'm becoming one too. As for the verbal _iu_, the correct form is as spelt here, not with a y. It is pronounced /jW/, if I got the correct notation there. In some regions, quite commonly in Tokyo too, it becomes like the word you in English. The past is technically _itta_, but often becomes _yutta_. Beyond this, my partner could offer no more, as he never thinks about this stuff. :/ Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo! Shopping.