Bungo Nyûmon : A Brief Introduction to Classical Japanese
This site introduces, in a simple way, grammar patterns and notation styles to help you read Japanese classics.
- There are 11 sections: Introduction, Issues with spoken Classical Japanese, Vocabulary problems, Orthography, Stem elements, Adjectives, Verbs, Paradigm chart (showing verb inflection), Copulas, Useful particles and Expressing concepts.
- In the vocabulary section, examples are introduced where, even though the word is the same, the meaning differs in classical and modern Japanese.
- You can download a PDF file that shows how verbs and adjectives inflect.
Last update 2015.03.20