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Question 1 ~ますまい is grammatical, but it's already fairly uncommon. It's mainly heard in role languages for stereotypical samurai and pompous/noble elderly people. ~ですまい is ungrammatical, although ~ではありますまい is okay. Question 2 Basically if you used ある for a person, it would sound more or less archaic. ~くありましょう is grammatical, but it's fairly uncommon and ...


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They are irregular conjugations. Copying from Wikipedia: ござる・為さる(なさる)・下さる(くださる)・いらっしゃる・おっしゃるの5語は助動詞「ます」に続く時の連用形が「〜い」となる点が通常の五段活用動詞と異なる。「ござる」以外は命令形も「〜い」となる。規則どおりの「ござります」「なさります」などは、古風な響きとなる。 There is a sound shift to using い for both the 連用形 (masu-form) as well for the imperative form. As Wikipedia mentions, using the "correct" form sounds very old ...


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