描く: かく or えがく?

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描く: かく or えがく?

Post by micahcowan » Thu 06.30.2011 3:53 pm

Just curious: when do you read 描く as かく and when as えがく? Is the え really just an invisible 絵 added for clarity? If so, I'd imagine that you might read it as えがく in something like:
「何してる?」 「描いてる」
But never in something like 「絵を描くのが好き」. Is that pretty much it?

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Re: 描く: かく or えがく?

Post by Ongakuka » Thu 06.30.2011 4:24 pm

I think you're right. Have a look at this:

http://oshiete.goo.ne.jp/qa/5959818.html

I recommend reading the post by person 'No.4'
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: 描く: かく or えがく?

Post by micahcowan » Thu 06.30.2011 5:30 pm

Thanks very much for that very informative thread!

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Re: 描く: かく or えがく?

Post by Retsubty » Fri 08.12.2011 6:05 pm

They use Kaku for both write and draw. Egaku isn't used as much. so, 何してる? 描いてる is Kaiteru
Egaku is used in an abstract sense as well. 夢を描く (egaku) for instance.

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