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Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language   By: (-1638)

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DIEGO COLLADO'S GRAMMAR OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE

Edited and Translated by Richard L. Spear

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, EAST ASIAN SERIES RESEARCH PUBLICATION, NUMBER NINE

CENTER FOR EAST ASIAN STUDIES. THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JOSEPH K. YAMAGIWA

Table of Contents

PREFACE

I INTRODUCTION 1 The Grammatical Framework 3 The Phonological System 6 The Morphological System 8 The Structure of Collado's and Rodriguez' Descriptions Contrasted 11 Bibliography 26 Editorial Conventions 28 II Ars Grammaticae Iaponicae Linguae III A GRAMMAR OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE 105 Prologue to the Reader 107 The noun Its Declension and its Gender 111 Pronouns 118 First Person Pronouns Ego, etc. 118 Second Person Pronouns Tu, tui, tibi, etc. 119 Third Person Pronouns Ille, illa, illud. 120 Relative Pronouns 122 The Formation of the Verb and its Conjugation 123 The Preterit, Perfect, Imperfect, and Pluperfect 124 The Future of the First Conjugation 125 The Imperative of the First Conjugation 125 The Optative of the First Conjugation 126 The Subjunctive of the First Affirmative Conjugation 127 The Infinitive 129 The First Negative Conjugation 131 The Second Affirmative Conjugation 134 The Second Negative Conjugation 135 The Third Affirmative Conjugation 135 The Third Negative Conjugation 136 The Conjugation of the Negative Substantive Verb 137 The Conditional Particles 139 The Potential Verb 140 The Conjugation of Irregular Verbs 141 The Aforementioned Verbs Their Formation and Diversity 143 Certain Verbs Which of Themselves Indicate Honor 147 Cautionary Remarks on the Conjugations of the Verb 148 The Adverbs: First Section 156 Adverbs of Place 156 Adverbs of Interrogation and Response 159 Adverbs of Time 159 Adverbs of Negation 160 Adverbs of Affirmation 160 Comparative Adverbs 161 Superlative Adverbs 162 Adverbs of Intensity and Exaggeration 162 Accumulative Adverbs 162 Adverbs that Conclude and Claim Attention 163 The Case Prepositions 164 Conjugation and Separation 166 Interjections 167 The Syntax and the Cases that are Governed by the Verbs 168 Japanese Arithmetic and Numerical Matters Concerning Which Much Painful Labor Is Required 174 Some Rules on the Conjugation of the Verb in the Written Language 182 IV WORKS CONSULTED 185 V INDEX TO GRAMMATICAL CATEGORIES 187 VI INDEX TO GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS 189

Preface

The purpose of this translation of Collado's Ars Grammaticae Iaponicae Linguae of 1632 is to make more readily available to the scholarly community an annotated version of this significant document in the history of both Japanese language study and grammatical description in general... Continue reading book >>




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