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reading 形 as in "state,way,method"

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In a sentence ・・・ナマかそれに近い形で食べる・・・ 形 shouldn't be read as かたち should it? If not かたち then what? けい?かた?なり?
 

Mike Cash

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かたち

Grammatically, the sentence pretty much calls for a 訓読み there.
 
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I see. That's how i read it instinctively. But looked up it's other readings just in case. While i was familiar with かた and けい readings, mostly in compound words, kango and as a suffix. なり seemed like another plausible 訓読み in that case.
 

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なり is rarely written in kanji.
かた is basically for "appearance", but かたち is used as "state" there, as you wrote, that's why it's read かたち.
 
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