ナ行変格活用

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぎょう
Grade: 2
へん
Grade: 4
かく
Grade: 5
かつ
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

A compound of ナ行 (nagyō, n-line), 変格 (henkaku, irregular), and 活用 (katsuyō, conjugation).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [na̠ɡ̃jo̞ː hẽ̞ŋka̠kɯᵝ ka̠t͡sɯᵝjo̞ː]

Noun[edit]

ナ行変格活用 (hiragana なぎょうへんかくかつよう, romaji nagyō henkaku katsuyō, historical hiragana なぎやうへんかくくわつよう)

  1. (grammar) n-irregular conjugation; a verbal conjugation class in which the verb stem ends in n- with the following irregular inflections: a/i/u/uru/ure/e. Example:
Irrealis Adverbial Conclusive Attributive Realis Imperative
shin- "to die" shin-a shin-i shin-u shin-uru shin-ure shin-e

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9