Item description for A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose (Brill's Japanese Studies Library) by John R. Bentley...
The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). Part one deals with the liturgies, the writing system, texts, and phonology and the dating problem. The main chapters of the book are a description of nominals, verbs, verbal suffixes, auxiliary verbs, particles, and conjunctions. A chapter on the lexicon, detailing many hapax legomena and interesting words, makes this into a major reference work on early Japanese.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004123083 ISBN13 9789004123083