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僕の住まう差大角豆(ささげ)町の町並みは都会とは程遠く、木々が街道を飾り、町の至る所に雑木林があったりと、とても長閑(のどか)な町だ。

Is the あったりと connected to the last part of the sentence through the 〜たりする grammar? If so, what does "と" mean in "あったりと"?

I know that in 〜たりする its last use can omit the する, but since in this case the sentence ends with だ, is it the same thing? I mean, is it possible to use this grammar with the last part of the sentence being です or だ (which in this case the する has to be omitted)?

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This と is a kind of "listing" particle. Please see Function of と when used with 続く for similar examples. In this sentence, it is marking two reasons/examples regarding the statement 長閑な町だ (ie, "There are 木々 and there are 雑木林, so this is a 長閑な town.").

Sometimes a writer uses only one たり even when two items are explicitly present. (I personally dislike it, though.) Here, the "list" consists of 木々が街道を飾る and 雑木林がある. This sentence could have written like this:

木々が街道を飾っていたり、町の至る所に雑木林があったりと、とても長閑な町だ。

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  • Thank you for answering me! I read the linked article. It's very different to see たりと used in that way. Also, I didn't know that different use of たり you explained. Is the last part of the sentence, とても長閑な町だ, "omitting" the する of the たり? I mean, could it end with "...町だったりする"? It's just that I never saw this pattern: 〜たり、〜たり、〜だ... – BIG-95 May 28 at 23:47
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    @big95 No, 長閑な町だ is a conclusion, and it does not belong to the list of the reasons marked with たり. と indicates the end of the list. – naruto May 29 at 0:00
  • Also, in the example sentences from the link you sent, I saw only nouns being used, but in the sentence I wrote here, there are two relative sentences (I hope these are relative sentences). I know this question may sound useless considering the example sentence, but can this と be used with any relative sentence to describe something? – BIG-95 May 29 at 0:01
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    AたりBたり actually behaves like a noun (eg 寝たり起きたりを繰り返す, 食べたり飲んだりは禁止します), and that's why it often takes する. In this case, however, no する is omitted because this type of と takes a list of nouns. The example about 典型的なオタク is the closest to your sentence. – naruto May 29 at 0:21
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    @BIG-95 It's not a "sequence" (たり doesn't imply something happens after another), but you can think of it as a noun phrase, like "things like eating and drinking", which you can "do" (する). (BTW 木々が街道を飾る is not a noun, and that's why I dislike the partial omission of たり...) – naruto May 29 at 1:46

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