Talk:いきます

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This is not a single word. It is a combination of a conjugated form of a verb 行く or 逝く or 往く and a auxiliary ます. If anyone don't answer me in a day, I will make this article a candidate for speedy deletion. --Izumi5 06:12, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

It needs a better explanation and definitions, but I think "ikimasu" is also written in hiragana sometimes, and therefore we should keep this article. We also need to have 行きます, 逝きます, and 往きます. —Stephen 06:58, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
No. It is that this isn't a single word. If this article is on the right course, there will be thousands of combinations of verbs and ます. Moreover, there is no -ます article in Japanese-Japanese dictionary. --Izumi5 13:55, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, that’s right. That is our goal. Most verbs have plain forms and polite forms, as well as negative forms, and desiderative forms. There are humble, neutral and exalted forms. We want to have an entry for each and every instance. You must remember that this is not for native Japanese-speakers, this is for English-speakers, most of whom do not know much about Japanese. If an American or Briton want to know the meaning of いきます, he can search for it here and see the meanings. Most languages have complexities such as this, some even more. It will take many years to get a substantial number of forms for each language, and we certainly do not want to lose good ones such as いきます. —Stephen 14:44, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
And the grammar of Japanese as a foreign language is significantly different from the Japanese school grammar we native speakers know well, especially in the area of those conjugations. This article [1] will be a good start point. For reference, w:Japanese grammar is excellent and worth to read. --Tohru 15:23, 17 December 2006 (UTC)