In Tohoku, だ can follow verbs and い-adjectives, as I've heard (I've never actually spoken to someone from Tohoku). What purpose does it serve? Is a sentence ending in just a verb ungrammatical in Tohoku? And is this form used by Tohoku women?

  • You are probably talking about a dialect in Tohoku. If so, it is just their ordinary language. There are more and more difference between standard Japanese language and Tohoku dialect. If you are not talking about Tohoku dialect, I think you should write some examples, so that people have more idea about your question. – Takashi Aug 3 '15 at 2:45

That's a misconception. In Tohoku dialect, the copula だ doesn't follow verbs and i-adjective.

It seems some dialect(s) in Kanto or around there has/have that form. But I'm not sure.

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