ERIC Number: EJ583952
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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The Verb "Toru" in Old Japanese.
Bentley, John R.
Journal of East Asian Linguistics, v8 n2 p131-46 Apr 1999
Looks at the established theory that the verb "toru" in Old Japanese exhibits anomalous spelling. Careful examination of poems in "Kojiki,""Nihon shoki," and "Man'yoshu" shows that there were originally different verbs that later merged into one, "toru." These two verbs had different meanings. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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