Japanese Class

NOTE  Japanese Class will be at One World Cafe next Sunday, since Cafe Artista will be closed.

A sentence from a CS homework assignment

Circle the particles and identify the verbs (green squiggle), including the "main verb" (green square)

Beginning of Fujika-Dearien bubble diagram. Identify clauses governed by particles, and what function the verbs take (truncated masu, i-form, dictionary form = adjectival / modifacatory), group into clauses

discuss whether "nado ni" is a particle itself. we decide it functions in tandem with "ya" to identify a "list noun" and connect it to a verb (like a particle)

settling on "nado ni" also that one "ya" is within one phrase (red) while the other (white) connects both big phrases to the verb

starting with the "main verb" to build the Fujioka-Dearien diagram

on second thought, "ni yotte" (aquamarine), does not modify "sagyonaiyou wo"
see how the central "ya" links the two big halves of the sentence to the main verb (mananda)

"kaetai" is the main verb of the righthand phrase, and "ni yotte" links the "ya" clause to it (see below)

Now we see how "sagyo-naiyou wo" and "ni yotte" both modify "kaetai" which modifies "toki" on the right, while "ya" links to the other "toki," on the left, while "nado ni" ties that "ya" clause to the main verb.

Note some word order issues (red) at the bottom. "Tsukaeru commando" and "ikutsu no commando" or "ikutsuno tsukaeru commando" cannot be in an arbitrary order....

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