I don't understand the meaning of ならん in this sentence:


Does ならん come from ならぶ? Or come from なる? How it's conjugated? What's that ん in ならん...?

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The word is nar-an, a negated form of the verb なる. The standard negation of the verb may be known to you as ならない. The utterance you ask about can be rephrased as 早く日曜日にならないかな.

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    This ならん as a casual version of ならない sounds like it's from somewhere in the Western Japan (probably except Kansai, where ならへん is prevalent). Tokyoite may say なんねえ(かな) colloquially, when meaning ならない(かな).
    – isayamag
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 18:01
  • It's not a 'casual form of ならない'; it's a form of the old ならぬ, For that matter, Tokyoites do use it, mostly older male ones.
    – Angelos
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 22:02
  • @Nothingatall Please address the appropriate people when you comment. Since your comment is not addressed to anyone specific, it is automatically addressed to me as the answerer. But I didn't make the claim that your comment attributes to me. Please correct your mistake. Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 5:57

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