Standard Japanese

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Kansai Dialect - Grammar - Verbs - Negative
... In informal speech, the negative verb ending, which is -nai in standard Japanese, is expressed with -n and -hen, as in ikan and ikahen "not going", which is ikanai in ... -N is a transformation of the classical Japanese negative form -nu and is also used for formal speech and idioms in standard Japanese ... The past negative form is -nkatta and -henkatta, a mixture of -n/hen and the standard past negative form -nakatta ...
Saga Dialect - Characteristics
... properties are variants, in particles or conjugations, of standard Japanese ... equivalent to English's "however") replaces standard Japanese equivalents ... This reflects the negative archaic/rude conjugation in standard Japanese ...
Mino Dialect - Parts of Speech
... Up until the Taishō period, the Japanese used ja (じゃ) for copulas and adjectival nouns, which has since evolved into de aru (である) ... Standard Japanese emphasizes copulas with yo, such as da yo (だよ), but the Mino dialect attaches te (て) to the ya copula, leading to emphases such as ya te (やて) ... The main difference between verbs in the Mino dialect and in standard Japanese is seen in the negative form ...
Tokyo Dialect - Overview
... Standard Japanese was built around the Yamanote dialect in Meiji period ... The Kyoto dialect was the de facto standard Japanese and had strong influence on the formation of Edo dialect in the early Edo period, but Edo grew the largest city in Japan and became the new de facto standard ...

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