〜かい [〜 かい] (kai)
Meaning: ? (for casual questions)
Example: You OK?
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- dai (かい for yes/no questions, だい for other casual questions.) [Amatuka]
- ka (か [e.g. with Vmます] (typical 'outgroup' question) かい [e.g. with Vru] casual question.) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||Typical 'standard politeness' question ends in |
ですか or Vmますか。(e.g. いますか。Are (you) in?)
Casual questions can omit the ? particle and use
tone. (e.g. 誰だ？ Who is it?)
Alternatively だい and かい can be used.
The plain form with か is quite abrupt and rough.
|Amatuka||Didna = (northern) slang for 'Did not'.|| |
|Amatuka||kai is used at the end of a sentence (well it is a sentence ending particle ;-)|
S = Sentence
|Rich||Amatuka, could you define northern? I was wondering about that when I saw it|| |
|your name||thats a term from 'blighty and means those folks who live in the north of the country. See Billy Bragg, and even further toward Scotland, Billy Connoly, more extreme "didnee" than "didna"...|| |
|bamboo4||HOw did we end up close to the Scotland border?|
|hawken||wouldn't it be easier to change it to "didn't"? Didna isn't a word|| |
|sakana-rin||wondering, is 'didna' accented slang? "'ain't" might then fit...|| |
Add "と、" in front of ロン.
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