Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by Robin`, Nov 24, 2013.
I think this ぬ is an auxiliary. How does it work. How do you get よから from よい.
ぬ means "not", which is the original form of last word of ありません
あらぬ equals to ありません. In modern Japanese, you can say ない instead of あらない, but in classic Japanese, あらず, あらぬ and あらざる are used.
よからぬ is a contraction of よく＋あり＋ぬ, which means よくない.
Thanks! You mean a contraction of よくあらぬ, dont you?
Yes, theoretically it is.
But neither the phrase yokuaranu nor the verb yokari was really used, if I recall correctly.
Perhaps yokuarazu was once used.
It seems that the only use of yokar- is to conjugate yoi like a verb.
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