OT: Japanese "good"
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 3, 2004, 20:42|
E fésto Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...>:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Haden" <magwich78@...>
>> "Good" in Japanese is _ii_, pronounced as a doubly long "ee".
> Is there a difference between いい (ii) and 良い (yoi)?
From what I understand, いい is the standalone, ordinary form, reduced
from よい. よ- is the standard stem formant in all other cases though (so
the past tense is よかった, not いかった.) I think よい may be used by
itself as a more formal form than いい, but I'm not sure of that.
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