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あん【有ん・在ん】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

an [ʔaŋ̍]

Definition

Verb, auxiliary

Verb used to indicate the concept of something inanimate, usually translated by: "to be", "to exist", and "there is". More technically, its usage encompasses the following notions:

  1. Existence:  To be, to exist, to be present, there is
  2. Location: To be located, to be found, to occupy a place, to lie (in), to rest (upon)
  3. Possession: To have, to own, to possess
  4. Occurence: To take place, to happen, to have, to experience

Etymology

Cognate to the standard Japanese equivalent ある【有る・在る】 aru "to be, etc.".

Notes

Verbal paradigm:

  Plain Past Negative Past
Terminal あん
an
"there is"
あたん
atan
"there was"
ねーん
neen
ねーらん
neeran
"there isn't"
ねーんたん
neentan
ねーらんたん
neerantan
"there wasn't"
Attributive ある
aru
あたる
ataru
Same as
above.
Same as
above.

 

Other forms:

Nominative or
linking form
あい
ai
Participle or
linking ti form
あてぃ
ati
Volitional or
presumptive form
あら
ara

 

Equivalent polite form (terminal): あいびーん aibiin or あやびーん ayabiin.

意味:ある【有る・在る】

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