Asari Nazikian, Fumiko
When a person linguistically describes a situation where it
started raining, it is possible to describe it in Japanese with
at least three different sentences: ( 1) ame qa furi-hajime- ta.
( 2) ame qa furi- dashi- ta, and ( 3 ) ame qa fut-te ki-ta .
Morphologically the former two sentence involve compound verbs
such as furi-dasu and furi-hajimeru and the last sentence
involves a combination of te conjunction and kuru
aspectual auxiliary verb. The question which arises here,
however, is...[Show more]
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