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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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Reciprocal verbal exchanges like "hello". Includes slang, colloquial, dialectal, and differing politeness levels.
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a part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
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Whether or not verbs take a direct object as a complement. In Japanese, these objects are typically marked with the accusative case marker を.
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Topics related to finding a single word that fits a meaning.
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formed by putting two or more words or other elements together
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The various ways in which Japanese can be Romanized or transliterated into Roman letters or the English alphabet, and the uses this is put to.
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The conjugated form that allows the verb to express ability.
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a dependent clause that modifies a noun phrase.
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Handwritten Japanese, including, but not restricted to, Japanese calligraphy.
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A specialized class of nouns of that can be attached to other nouns (using the special copula form な for present-positive), to describe their properties.
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Questions about the Japanese Language as related to computing Note: questions that aren't directly related to the Japanese language (e.g. "How do I input Japanese characters on Windows?") belong on…
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a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting.
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a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase.
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Character strings unique to textual domains, including phone based texting. Includes emoticons if they are relevant to Japanese language or usage.
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Mimetic words representing sounds.
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small hiragana text written above horizontal kanji or beside vertical kanji to indicate the kanji's pronunciation.
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Although totally unrelated, the Chinese language has had perhaps a greater impact on the Japanese language than Latin has had on English, especially in the form of a vast number of loanwords and the w…
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The many Japanese words that correspond to English "I" and "me" but differ in nuances such as formality, respect, intimacy, etc; and that furthermore can shift in nuance over time.
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Describes the physical properties of a language's sounds
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Variations in pitch within a word. The placement of pitch accent can give different meanings to otherwise similar words.
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used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.
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Called 補助動詞【ほじょどうし】 in Japanese grammar, these are verbs such as いる, おく, ある, いく, くる, and しまう, which can follow the 〜て form of a verb with special grammaticalized meanings. These should not be confuse…
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The study of languages.
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Formal versus informal usage. In Japanese this can include, among other things, different endings and even entirely different words.
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Questions regarding those resources, paper or digital, which typically list many words of a language in a specified order, along with usually a definitions or a close equivalent in another language. M…
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used with nouns and phrases to indicate "also".
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Questions about appropriateness of greetings and expressions in practical settings
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a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. Although puns a…
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Each kanji character has a component (possibly the whole character) which can serve as both a semantic factor in the meaning of the character and, along with stroke count, provides one way to unambigu…
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For questions about gender-specific speech or how to address or refer to people depending on their gender. See also [masculine-speech] and [feminine-speech]. Note that Japanese doesn't have grammatica…
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the process of forming a noun or noun phrase from a word of another grammatical class
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Grammar, syntax, and sentence patterns of giving commands, issuing orders, and related acts such as some requests and the equivalent of English "let's".
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The group of dialects in the 関西 region