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As I've treated it, the しな at the end of the sentence is just し("not only, but also")+な(=ね). But Jisho.org says it could also mean "having just started...".

Is this true? Is there an example of this usage?

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  • As a side note, しな at the end of a sentence can also be the short form of しなさい. – Weijun Zhou Feb 4 '18 at 2:16
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「Verb in 連用形{れんようけい} ("continuative form") + しな

means:

"just when (verb)ing", "on the occasion of", etc.

「しな」 is a suffix in this usage.

Examples:

「帰{かえ}りしなに雨{あめ}が降{ふ}ってきた。」 = Just when I was leaving, it started raining.

「寝{ね}しなにジャズを聴{き}くのが好{す}きだ。」 = I like listening to jazz just when I am going to bed.

  • Sorry, I'm talking about し used to explain a reason, as in 「まだおきてないし、後で言っていいと思う」(for me it has an open action list connotation, I don't know if that's true or not...), and emphatic な. – Yuri Kotsar Feb 4 '18 at 7:08

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