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indicate possession, but can also link general nouns to more specific ones. の can also be a nominaliser.
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A particle which indicates the topic of a sentence or shows contrast in the universe of discourse.
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A group of words that can be manipulated as a single entity by syntactic processes. In the grammatical hierarchy words form phrases, phrases form clauses, and clauses form sentences.
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かな: Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (かたかな).
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Questions concerned with the fact that many kanji (漢字) may share a reading or pronunciation.
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Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
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The cursive form of the syllabary used mostly for (but not restricted to) the grammatical features of written Japanese including verb endings and particles, and for native words written without kanji.
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Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.
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Which sequences of kanji and/or kana form accepted ways to write a given word, particle, or other speech sound.
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Questions regarding endings or sounds which can be appended to the end of a word and change its meaning or function in some way.
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Questions about names in Japanese, including how to use them and how to write them.
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Questions regarding the various words, particles, inflections, and constructions employed to negate a word or sentence from its positive form.
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Concerning the asking of questions in the Japanese language as opposed to making plain statements. Includes the various words and particles used in questions.
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The particle "を" (wo or o) indicates the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.
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A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.
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Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
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The particle "が" (ga) indicates the subject of a verb. Nominative case particle.
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used to modify or qualify verbs.
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Words and phrases for food and drinks or related to their preparation, consumption, tradition, and other aspects.
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Questions about books, websites, and other resources about the Japanese language.
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Having to do with the lyrics of Japanese songs.
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口語. Words that exist in speech but not in writing. Also refers to things like contractions, omissions, or other verbal mechanisms characteristic of speech.
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used as a conjunction ("and") or preposition ("with") when attached to nouns, or "if" when attached to verbs.
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The system of abstract sounds (phonemes) used to encode the language, as opposed to the actual technical details of how to produce these sounds.
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A class of words that behaves mostly like verbs (but uses different grammatical endings) and is used to describe properties of nouns.
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Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
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Questions concerning the terms (words and phrases) which may be used to cover specific concepts, fields, or phenomena.
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Honorific speech in Japanese.
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The omission of sounds or letters from words. Contractions can be characteristic of dialects or modes of speech. A frequently observed contraction may become a new word in a language.
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Grammar or words that express temporal information. Whereas tense is always relative to the moment of utterance, time is more absolutely located on an imaginary timeline.
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Known in Japanese as 形式名詞. A closed subclass of nouns that are short and have general meaning without specific content. Usually follows an appositive clause or a relative clause. Often the formal-noun…
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The use of Japanese in the workplace.
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Questions regarding the special words or particles (such as です and だ) which allow a noun to be the predicate of a sentence, somewhat equivalent to English "am", "be", "is", "was", "were".
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Particles that act as qualifiers for the clause or sentence that they end. Reflects register and other pragmatic effects, such as the speaker's attitude.