Example sentences for: inflectional

How can you use “inflectional” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the Kanbun system, special punctuation enables the reader to convert phrases presented in Chinese order (usually subject-verb-object) to Japanese order (usually subject-object-verb), and to supply missing inflectional endings to produce something approximating Classical Japanese.

  • Sometimes, for additional clarity, kanbun writers will add the inflectional endings to the right of the line, using phonetic symbols called katakana :

  • Parentheses indicate inflectional endings not found in Chinese, inferred by the Japanese reader.

  • The reason for this variation is that when the Cyrillic letter that represents our English v -sound is final in a word, as in the nominative case for Gorbachev , it is unvoiced and sounds like f (or ff for good measure); when an inflectional ending is added, as in Gorbacheva (the genitive case), that same letter is voiced, like v .

  • In general, the reordering markers are easily understood; the main source of ambiguity relates to the choice of on or kun readings, and, if a kun reading has been selected, the choice of inflectional endings intended.


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