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These are my thoughts. 友達のジョン → My friend John 先生の山田さん → A/My teacher Ms. Yamada 勝利者の亀さん → The winner: the turtle (as opposed to the hare) These are all COP.ADN, historically coming from the defective Old Japanese copula, ni (infinitive), nite (continuative), ni ari (conclusive), no (adnominal). It can be replaced with dearu, but dearu has a ...
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