Japanese_LING M176B-HandOut

Japanese_LING M176B-HandOut - y ‘Please give me a ticket...

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A Students’ Guide to Japanese Grammar (J123/Ling176B) Mcgloin (22) (Prt) + I. (1) Mcgloin mentions in her explanation of vs (prt) that there is ambiguity with a sentence with only a . Like in the example above, the sentence can mean, “the student’s book” or “the book on students”. With an addition of a particle, the meaning can be more clear and/or direct. (2) ‘the book from the student’ In this example the addition of the particle ‘ tells us what (the book) is coming from whom (the student). ____________________________________________________________________________ II. The use of an additional particle or not, results in different meanings (3) y ‘Please give me a China ticket’ (4)
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Unformatted text preview: y ‘Please give me a ticket to China’ In (3) the no tells us the type of ticket, but in (4) the made indicates direction. (5) ‘My friend’s movie was fun.’ (6) ‘My movie with my friend was fun’ In (5) the movie is described as being fun. In (6) the movie was not only made by the friend, but by ‘myself’ too, as indicated by the to . (7) y C y (8) y C y For (7) the translation is: ‘because of the roads, all the busses in school were cancelled.’ In (8) the use of he translates to: ‘Because of the roads, all the busses to school were cancelled. http://letter.hanihoh.com/ k y ’ ’ http://jpnmakino.cocolog-nifty.com/believe/ http://www.eisvogel.jp/ http://www.venus.dti.ne.jp/~nekoneko/...
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