Hello Japan-guide users o/
I am back with yet another question I would appreciate some personal clarification on rather than just digging up endless google fodder, that could very well be misguiding.
Currently I am learning to memorize Presumptive\volitional conjugation rules and I am very close to having it mastered, there is however one problem.
I am not entirely sure if I am on the right track on how to use it.
To make it easier to understand my question I'll write it down the exact way I would in my textbook. (apologies in advance for pure hiragana)
Verb in question
つく "let's" form, "Probably" , Negative
Present Presumptive - つきましょう, つくでしょう, つかないでしょう
Past Presumptive - ついたでしょう, つかなかったでしょう
presumptive past ^, Presumptive past negative
Volitional Present - つこう, つくだろう, つかないただろう
Definitely, Most likely, negative
Volitional Past - ついたろう, ついただろう, つかなかっただろう
Definitely (past), Most likely (past), Negative(past
Sorry for the mess, I promise it looks better in my textbook x)
So as you can see I have taken the liberty of arranging them into categories for a better well rounded understanding of how to apply these conjugations in a sentence.
A few questions
- Is presumptive always formal/polite?
-Is Volitional always informal/plain
-Is the "let's" form always formal/polite
-Is there a volitional equivalent of "let's" or is it already volitional, but formal.
The site I am using to memorize the conjugation, and the verb I have used as my example.http://www.japaneseverbconjugator.com/VerbDetails.asp?txtVerb=tsuku&Go...
My conclusion of how to consider this specific conjugation process is that overall you can summarize this base with a single line - They depict different degrees of certainty.
I hope someone can help me clarify, and if this baffles you, please refrain from redirecting me to a website unless you are certain that it can help me understand better, otherwise it's just going to make me more confused when dealing with several sources of information.
Thanks for reading o/