I'm still a Nihongo Noob but recently I tried to translate my Aikido certificate for fun. The important part says:
my name 右者今般合気道 (みぎもの こんぱん あいきどう) 参段ヲ允可ス (さんだん を いんかす)
which basically translates to "Person to the right - now - Aikido - 3rd rank - permission (?)"
What struck me first was that the object marker ヲ and the ス are in Katakana. I found out that this is common practice in official documents and sometimes a matter of fashion.
- Can someone confirm this, please?
Second I could not find out the function of the ス. According to Jisho 允可 (いんか, permission) can be both a noun and a suru-verb.
- If it's a noun, what does the ス mean here? And if it's used as a suru-verb, what kind of strange conjugation of する applies here?