Re: OT: Japanese "good"
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 4, 2004, 6:17|
Muke Tever wrote:
> E f+AOk-sto Jean-Fran+AOc-ois Colson <fa597525@...>:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Rob Haden" <magwich78@...>
> >> "Good" in Japanese is _ii_, pronounced as a doubly long "ee".
> > Is there a difference between +MEQwRA- (ii) and +gm8wRA- (yoi)?
> From what I understand, +MEQwRA- is the standalone, ordinary form, reduced
> from +MIgwRA-. +MIg-- is the standard stem formant in all other cases though (so
> the past tense is +MIgwSzBjMF8-, not +MEQwSzBjMF8-.) I think +MIgwRA- may be used by
> itself as a more formal form than +MEQwRA-, but I'm not sure of that.
The unicode got mangled by my computer, but I think I can figure it out.
According to my dictionary:
Yoi is possible in writing or in very formal speech.
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