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Re: [Lingo] Re: [tlug] Correct particle to use

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 08:24:23AM +0900, Josh Glover wrote:
> On 12/06/07, Edward Wright <> wrote:
> >FWIW, "Japanese for Busy People II", pg. 215 states:
> >
> >"Potential verbs have customarily taken the particle が, but recently
> > を has also come into use."
> A-ha! There we go.
> As Steve noted, young people can't speak Japanese. ;)

Woah! great! I take it as if you're saying I'm young then ;-)

BTW: my wife just checked and her Japanese grammar text (the title sounds
like "Modern Japanese Grammar" printed in 1989...) doesn't even cite を
as a possiblity with potential forms (potential as in "something that
needs an ability").

/me still amazed at the nice discussion that my *almost* wrong statement
generated :)

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