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I saw 未来のミライ the other day. The boy said 〜好きくない regarding many people. Was he making a grammar mistake?

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好きくない is indeed not proper grammar. It is sometimes used by children (and hence in fiction for children or childlike characters), reanalyzing 好き which should be a na-adjective 好き(な) as an i-adjective *好きい, hence *好きくない or *好きかった.

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    @JACK Not sure what you're implying with this link, but considering your deleted answer you might have missed that the entry says "grammatically incorrect negation of 好き". – Earthliŋ Jul 23 '18 at 15:38
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    Exactly what I did. – JACK Jul 23 '18 at 15:39
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    Cool, that's what I suspected, but if I recall correctly, one of the parents said it as well. I think they were just quoting the boy affectionately. – 完全ハチ Jul 24 '18 at 4:26

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