April 13, 2008

on Japanese verb bases

-Base I – stem ends in あ(a). +++ stem vowel directly related to negative present or negative past tense of verbs. Verbs in base I, 2,3,4 or 5 will be denoted herein as VI, V2, V3, V4, common constructions are:
Base II – stem extender is in base II with the I of the syllabary
Base IV – the conditional form of the verb. Equivalent to if___. (Insert statement here)
Base V -- Grandpa mode insert the Oh vowel syllable.
There are 5 bases which allow us to manipulate verbs. These modifications taken from the first five syllables あ いう eh and お of the Japanese syllabary. Base I is made by adding あ to the stem