New Lesson: Structure of a Japanese Sentence

I was betrayed by WordPress’s auto-save function yesterday – lost the entire thing when it was 2/3 complete. Needless to say I won’t be relying on that ever again.

Anyway, enjoy the first grammar-themed article, The Structure of a Japanese Sentence. This one should be an easy read.

Simple polite (desu-masu) form and levels of formality are the next topics I want to cover, though before that I should probably go back and finish pronunciation, since both the copula desu (“des”) and verb suffix -masu (“mas”) have a devoiced ‘u’ at the end. I also owe any true beginners some links to Hiragana stroke order information and such. Because of that, the in-depth stuff is on hold for a few days.

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