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あって当然のものがたりない。

It's one of the meanings of 欠ける. Is "To lack a thing taken for granted" right?

I don't understand あって当然のもの grammatically, though. Is あって from 有る?

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  • Maybe あって is connected to 当然の... I have no idea about Japanese parsing
    – Star Peep
    Feb 21 at 4:39
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    @StarPeep I think your parsing is correct! (^^)
    – chocolate
    Feb 21 at 5:30

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Practically, te-form + 当然(だ) is a pattern meaning (The subject) deserves/should (verb), as mentioned in the following:

Here it is a relative clause, the subject is もの and あって is 有る/在る=to exist, as you think.

Thus あって当然のもの means a thing that should exist; and 欠ける means such a thing is missing.

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