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Archaic Language Grammar Japanese Verbs


What is the nuance when は directly follows a verb in plain form?

It seems like this is a remnant of (or reference to) older forms of Japanese. Is that all there is to it, or does it have special meaning? Examples from... more
Archaic Language Grammar Japanese Verbs


What form is 恐るる?

In Final Fantasy VIII, Bahamut has a little speech: > …G.F.とは我らのことか > 我らを力として使うとは… > 恐るるべきは人間どもよ I'd never seen two るs doubled up like that. Which conjugation is this? It seems to have... more

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