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This is not exactly an answer to your question. う originated from む, I think there should be no doubt. So 泳がむ→泳がう→泳ごう, the first form is used in old Japanese, the second form is used before World War II. I think the problem is actually not whether う is a real particle, suffix or auxiliary verb, but whether 未然形 itself exists, or if the name is reasonable. ...
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