Hey, I was listening to a song in Japanese, and it used the phrase "Aoi ano sora." So, can adjectives be placed before ano/kono/sono and is it common?
Thanks in advance,
November 17, 2016
Grammatically speaking, it is not correct to use adjectives before ano/kono/sono and they should be used after.
E.g. あの青い空 ー あの あおい そら ー ano aoi sora
However, phrases like the one in the song you were listening to is common in modern Japanese.
The phrase in the song is most likely 「青い、あの空」which is more akin to how we could say in (albeit, broken) English "It was blue, that sky". It simply places the emphasis on the fact that the sky was blue, rather than the focus being on "the blue sky" or "the sky."
I hope that helps. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have anymore questions :)
December 21, 2016
Ohhh... that makes sense. I think I get it now, Thanks for all the help!
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