Does すご refer to すごく or すごい?

Dictionaries have no entries on すごかない. I understand that わよ are sentence ending particles though.

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    Mar 26 '15 at 11:10
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    @blutorange No context needed; It is a complete sentence. It is 100% grammatical as well. Mar 26 '15 at 11:12

「すごないわよ」=「すごくはないわよ」= "It is not that great/awesome."

「か」 is a colloquial contraction of 「くは」, with 「く」 being the last syllable of the [連用形]{れんようけい}= "continuative form" of an i-adjective (「すごい」 in this case. 「すごく」 is the 連用形.) and 「は」 being a topic marker.

This 「か」 is mostly, if not exclusively, heard around Tokyo.

Other examples:

「うまねえ」<「うまくはない」 "It ain't yummy." (Kanto tough guy speech)

「[高]{たか}ないけど・・」<「高くはないけど・・」 "It is not expensive, but ..."


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