View topic - ぬ used as a negative
誰知らぬ = noone knows
他ならぬ = nothing but
I understand how to make this form, but what is its exact meaning? What connotations does it have and how formal is it?
And can someone provide more examples?
I've also seen some adjectives ending in nu. How is this:
How do I use/ conjugate these?
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I don't consider it very formal, more coloquial in feeling. Someone may have some better information, as mine just comes from experience.
底知れぬ and 虫も殺さぬ are not really adjectives. The Daijirin lists both of them as 連語 (compound words). They are also listed in their modern form 底知らない and 虫も殺さない, not in their older forms.
in usage, they would be used as such
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