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comment How are the noun 方【へ】 and the particle へ related?
Sjiveru, do you have a source? Frellesvig at least argues that what he writes <pye> really was pronounced with a glide in OJ.
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comment Is それが人生{じんせい} , 仕様{しよう}が無{な}い, or something else the most natural equivalent to “that's life”, “c'est la vie”, etc?
I think the tone point is why "それが人生" is such a popular formulation of the phrase (I would have guessed it was the canonical one) -- helps the speaker signal non-pomposity.
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comment Apparent reversals of conjugation patterns in classical 形容詞 and 動詞, origin?
Put another way, yes, you can posit stems ending in /-k/, but you'll probably still need to posit bases ending in vowels that can be used to generate "the /k/ stem", "the /s/ stem", etc.
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comment Apparent reversals of conjugation patterns in classical 形容詞 and 動詞, origin?
It would be possible, but then you have to explain why it turns to /s/ sometimes, why the bare (no /k/) version is used in compounds, how all this works with /si/ adjectives (/uresi/, etc.). Most specialists consider it more parsimonious to posit bases ending in a vowel, with everything else an affix. However the idea that /ki/, /ku/, /kyere/ etc. are all part of the same family, starting with "the same" /k/, makes a lot of sense (especially since many of the /k-/ forms seem to have replaced older, not-obviously-related forms, e.g. infinitive /-mi/ -> infinitive /-ku/.)
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