Now, I'm not sure if this has been answered, I looked but couldn't find a proper answer... so I ask. :)

While I was listening to this, I noticed the line 「空、翳{かげ}り」。Now, in the context of the song I of course understand what's being said (tho, 翳 was new to me), but I still don't quite understand why they would write 翳り、instead of 翳る or something like that?

This isn't the first time I've seen this of course, but I still don't quite understand why it's done; thus I ask.


翳り is the continuative form of the verb. in this form it gives the sense that there's more yet to be said.

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  • So... the stem can mean that? Or is that not a stem of 陰る? – Tirous Jun 5 '17 at 23:29
  • @Tirous To begin with, conjunctive/continuative/adverbial forms are not a word stem. "Stem" in linguistics means a component that doesn't change by conjugation. – user4092 Jun 6 '17 at 3:55

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