I am new to the Japanese language and I have been wondering why the word 友達 is read as 'tomodachi' instead of 'tomotachi' even though its pronunciation is kun-kun (tomo-dachi) but the kun-yomi of 達 is 'tachi'. Is there any specific reason to this ? Thanks.

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    related japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2526/…
    – Jack Bosma
    Oct 4, 2019 at 10:56
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    Welcome to Japanese.StackExchange! your question is probably answered in the link posted above by @JACK (check the answer directly here). Feel free to be more specific in your question if you think it is not solved by the provided link.
    – jarmanso7
    Oct 4, 2019 at 11:00


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