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Dec
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comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
I posted a very similar question on lang-8 asking for help.. here's the response I got: あんぐりは「おどろいたり,あきれたりしたときに,口が開いたままになる」様子のことです。 辞書で調べると,次のように説明されています。 あきれたり驚いたりして無意識に口を大きくあけたさま。 この言葉は,書き言葉で使われることはありますが,普通の会話ではあまり使わないと思います。
Dec
5
comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
It's a reading we were given in class called ここに恐竜あり。 I'm not sure who wrote it, but every other page says くたばれPTA at the top. If you're interested, I can send it to you as a PDF or a word document. Also, I found あんぐり on jisho.org as "open-mouthed" which seems to fit with the phrase.. it seems redundant, but maybe it adds some nuance?
Dec
5
comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
Thank you so much! I'm sorry it took me so long.. I was studying for my Japanese final. I didn't realize あんぐりと口もひらき was a set phrase.. any idea why the と is there? My best guess is that it's meant to make あんぐり an adverb (modifying 開く?). It's helpful to know I was understanding the sentence correctly. :) Thanks for answering.
Dec
5
comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
I'll edit the question with a couple paragraphs.
Dec
5
comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
I feel bad for asking so many vague questions but I have no idea how to ask about the others besides this one. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
Dec
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comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
Looks right.. も would be the "even" bit.. and there's no particular reason for using と?
Dec
4
comment General confusion ("Volitional+ともせず”, redundancy, uses of と, )
Thank you for the link! It should be helpful. :)