A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose
This work is the first complete description of the language of the golden Heian period (794-1185) to be published in English. It presents an innovative morphological analysis arranged so as to facilitate reference usage and at long last provides a comprehensive reference work for learners and advanced students of classical Japanese. Each linguistic aspect and function, from particles to verb forms, is described in full and illustrated with copious examples. Free of linguistic jargon, the book is accessible not only to students of the language, but also to specialists in literature, history and culture. It features introductory sections on the historical and literary background, and on writing and phonology, a cross-referenced appendix of classical Japanese verb forms, and a detailed index.
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allomorph appears ATTR attributive form auxiliary verbs bakari be-ATTR be-FIN Chinese loanwords Chūnagon Classical Japanese prose CONJ consonant verbs dainagon defective verb Directive auxiliaries DV PT DV-ATTR DV-INF PT DV-SUB Emperor Empress evidential example comes final predication fito fito-no fºr function gerund Hamamatsu chilnagon monogatari heart Heian period hiragana sign honorific honorific auxiliary if-u ikade Ikeda infinitive form inside-LOC irregular verbs Ise monogatari ka-ku Kaguya-hime kokoro kono koso koto lady language of Classical loanwords main verb marker Middle Chinese mountain n-ite nado nar-u negative no-INF nouns occurs ºff okina Old Japanese ºr ºf otoko out-SUB particle person-GEN poem Prince pronouns PT DV PT PT quality verbs ſº stem subordinative gerund such-ATTR suffixes suppletive Taketori monogatari tentative thing PT thing-ACC think-SUB third person thus-INF Tokieda Tsukishima 1969 usage verbal form vowel verbs woman wonna world-GEN yo-no