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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. *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne Se imné koone'f metha Brissve mé kolé adâ.


Axiem <axiem@...>Japanese +ACI-good+ACI-
Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>