I'm writing a simple Japanese skit for our JAPAN 112R class and there is a place where an ancient samurai needs to speak a few sentences of Classical Japanese. I can mostly make the sentences, but it ...
I came across this sentence in a grammar book: 生きんが為に働く。 In order to live, I work. It is then briefly explained that "ん is an auxiliary verb in the volitional function". However, I've ...
I'm looking at this picture of the 日米和親条約 (Kanagawa convention) from the late Edo period and it seems rather strange: It looks like the non-kanji parts are rather haphazardly written in katakana ...
ゆめ人に洩らし給えそ Never breathe a syllable of it to any one! (ＮＥＷ斎藤和英大辞典) Is negative meaning here implied but not stated explicitly? ゆめ ＝ 必ず, そ = ぞ as bound particle (it could be negative final ...