Monday, November 5, 2012

kochira (こちら): more Japanese demonstratives

This Japanese demonstratives wiktionary page is great, it adds more to the "ko-so-a-do" rules:

re: object (kore, sore, etc)
no: when specifying noun (kono, sono, etc)
ko: location/place (koko, doko, etc)
nna: to describe the type of object (new!)
chira: direction (new!)

Japanese demonstratives (edit)
ko-so-a-do-
Object
Determiner
Kindんなんなんなんな
Placeそこ*
Directionちらちらちらちら
っちっちっちっち
Humanいついついついつ
Manner**
* irregular
** regular (long vowel)

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