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Grammar detail: 〜む auxiliary

〜む auxiliary - expresses conjecture
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This article is based on the essay on 澄 in the Joy o' Kanji essay collection.
The ending む is a form of classical Japanese used to express conjecture, a set of forms known collectively as
すいりょう
推量
じょどうし
助動詞
(auxiliaries for guessing). It is used in classical Japanese to express doubt or uncertainty over an outcome (like the modern だろう), or a desire to induce the listener to go along with something (like the modern volitional).
にご
まむ
ことこそ
かたし
からめ
いかでほのかに
かげ
だに

Just as it is not easy for the muddy inlet to clear up, it is not easy for us to live together. But I will at least somehow see your faint reflection on the water.
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Kanji used in this grammar

スイ   お to infer, to deduce; to endorse   
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リョウ   はか to measure   
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ジョ   すけ help   たすける to help, save   たすかる to be helped   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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シ    part of speech, words, poetry   
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ダク   muddy   にご to become muddy, turbid   にご to make muddy   
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コウ   え stream, creek   
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チョウ   す to become clear   すます to make clear    
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ナン   むずかしい difficult   かた hard   
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エイ   かげ shadow   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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