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I'm having trouble understanding 痛{いた}くなったり (itakunattari). Appears to be itakunai + the "tari" adverb thing. But then why is it 痛{いた}くなったり and not 痛{いた}くなたり

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    it actually comes from「痛くなる」rather than「痛くない」if that helps – JansthcirlU Sep 10 at 20:01
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    If JansthcirlU's comment doesn't solve your problem then some more context will be needed. – user3856370 Sep 10 at 20:06
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As a comment says, 痛くなる has two parts - 痛い + なる, meaning something becomes a pain. なる + たり is なったり, since it's too mouthful to say なたり, just like the past tense for なる is なった not なた

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