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Taken from alc.co.jp:


(I rang the doorbell because I couldn't find the house key, but you weren't home, so I was waiting for you all this time.)

I've been trying to form the bolded portion but I can't find a way to derive it.

These are the forms that I know, and none of them match the bolded portion above:






I'm guessing that it comes from なく + あって(て-form of ある) + sound contraction. But I have no idea what it means and how it should be used.

(Question) What does ~なかって mean and how should it be used? Where does it come from?

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closed as off-topic by ssb, Szymon, Earthliŋ, senshin, snailplane Apr 15 '14 at 22:43

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This is a typo of 居なかったし 'were not there, and'.

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