October 7th, 2005

userinfo senji
2005/10/07 19:01:00 - A tense situation…

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userinfo king_of_wrong
2005/10/08 14:05:06
Sorry -- you seem to have tripped my 'bore people with basic Japanese grammar' tendency.

Heh :)
Well, I'll join in as well and hope it starts seeming normal...

I'd guess that the irregularity of iku and ii are related. Both are common enough to be irregular anyway, but iita as the plain-past of iku and ii da as adjective + plain copula only vary in whether the t/d is voiced, which is difficult to manage when voicing the vowels around them. (Also, confusing "I'm going" and "It's good" is rarely going to be ideal)
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userinfo pm215
2005/10/08 15:00:04

Nice theory, except that unless I'm confused nobody says ii da. ii desu, ii n da, or just plain ii, but you don't need the plain form copula with adjectives...

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