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Logic behind ~く form in the negative form of i-adjectives

I'm trying to logically grasp why い-adjectives switch to the ~く form in order to form a negative. For example: 痛い   (is painful) 痛くない (is not painful) I understand ない to be an adjective. い ...
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What is the meaning of adjectives ending in 〜く?

I understand that the following words are adjectives: 早{はや}い early/fast 近{ちか}い close/near すごい awesome/great However I’m unsure how to use the forms ending in 〜く such as: 早{はや}く ...
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What's the difference between an adjective's adverbial form and continuative form?

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/adverbs http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/verb_sequences <-also covers adjectives Following Tae Kim's guide, those two forms of 青黒い are ...
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Translation of “社会に出るって、大変です。”? Same meaning as “社会に出るのが大変です。”?

In a video, with the importance of honorific language in Japanese society established as the topic, one person said to another: 社会に出るって、大変ですね。 Which of the following is a better translation: When ...
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What is the correct way to use 全部: Adverbially or Attributively?

Which of the following two versions is correct? Or are both of them incorrect? The one who ate all nuts was Squirrel. 木の実を全部に食べたのりすです。 全部な木の実を食べたのりすです。
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Do the adverbial forms of verbs and nouns exist?

I know there are adverbial forms of: adjectives (Adj), 形容詞{けいようし} (連用形{れんようけい} - 早い→早く); adjectival nouns (AdjN), 形容動詞{けいようどうし} (連用形{れんようけい} - 上手だ→上手に). Are there adverbial forms of nouns (名詞{...
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Can particle に be always interpreted as adverbial modifier marker?

In English there are 12 cases of adverbial modifier. Can all these 12 adverbial cases in English be expressed by Japanese particle に? Are there other grammatical functions expressed by particle に?