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consonant-stem verbs

Postby Freedom » Fri 07.01.2005 10:13 am

hi guy, i don't understand what is the meaning by consonant-stem verbs for japanese words. Somebody please explain and give me some consonant-stem verb examples please,

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P.S: what is the use of ~ta form for a verb? and what does it mean?
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RE: consonant-stem verbs

Postby lysan » Fri 07.01.2005 11:54 am

i think if you can give some examples , everybody here can tell you easier:|
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RE: consonant-stem verbs

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 07.01.2005 12:45 pm

Freedom wrote:
hi guy, i don't understand what is the meaning by consonant-stem verbs for japanese words. Somebody please explain and give me some consonant-stem verb examples please,

arigato!


P.S: what is the use of ~ta form for a verb? and what does it mean?


Examples of consonant stem verbs are 書く, 読む, and 泳ぐ. They are consonant verbs because they dont end with ru or u as the suffix. Although there are a few verbs that end with ru that are actually consonant verbs such as 切る.

The ~ta form is the past tense form. For example: 食べる becomes 食べた.
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RE: consonant-stem verbs

Postby Gakusha » Sat 07.02.2005 12:13 am

Actually, I read that the c-stem verbs end in -u and the v-stem (vowel) verbs end in -ru. The exceptions are kuru and suru (to play, to do).
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RE: consonant-stem verbs

Postby zengargoyle » Sat 07.02.2005 1:42 am

i read....

Regular I verbs end in: -ku, -gu, -su, -tsu, -nu, -bu, -mu, -ru, -(w)u and sometimes -iru and -eru.
Regular II verbs end in: -iru and -eru only.

so if a verb ends in -iru or -eru then you have to remember which group it is in I or II.
you have to remember the irregular verbs.
everything else is I.
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