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Grammar detail: Yodan 四段(よだん)form verbs

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Yodan 四段(よだん)form verbs - (classical Japanese)
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Yodan is a name for a classical Japanese form of verb which has largely been superseded by the modern
ごだん
verbs.
As with verbs, the name refers to the number stem endings for each of the stems. For each of the stems (represented by the last syllable of the dictionary form), there are four possible endings, using the sounds あ, い, う and え.
In other words, the く of
く can be modified to か~, き~ and け~ to form different constructions. This is the same as modern conjugation, except that no form using こ~ exists.
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See also:
  • Godan 五段(ごだん)'う' form verbs

Kanji used in this grammar

ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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ダン    grade, step, stairs   
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ショ   か to write   
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