Treatments and Origins of Shii/Rashii
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I am unable to locate any materials giving the origins of the Japanese suffixes shii and rashii, other than the classical shii from shi and rashii from rashi.
Although I have found some grammatical treatments of rashii, other than a quick mention in a text (without reference or explanation) that -shii adjectives have an emotive content, I have been unable to find any treatment of shii.
Does anyone on this list know of any work showing the origins of shii/rashii or an explanation of -shii adjectives?
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Graduate Student, Department of Linguistics
University of Washington
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