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Grammar detail: 〜め particle

〜め particle  expresses conjecture
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This article is based on the essay on 澄 in the Joy o' Kanji essay collection.
め is an archaic sentence ending particle used to express conjecture.
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.
In this example, we start with the archaic reading of
かた
し (which in modern Japanese would be
むずか
しい). This becomes
かた
からず (not difficult), which with the addition of め becomes
かた
からめ (shouldn’t be difficult).
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Kanji used in this grammar

ナン   むずかしい difficult   かた hard   
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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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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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