= Multiple “と” particles exist:

  • と that concats nouns
  • と that expresses a condition
  • と that quotes
    • or: と that bundles and exports an idea
      • = not a direct quotation, but rather an export of the core idea expressed in the と clause
      • e.g.
        • 走ろう -> lets run
        • 走ろうと -> lets run -(と)-> WILL TO RUN

Quotation と

-> turns a quotated sentence into a noun

a quotated sentence may be:

  • saying
  • thought
  • sound