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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.
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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 that connects two words, sentences, phrases, or clauses together.
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Words formed by combining two or more kanji characters.
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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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Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
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The conjugated form that allows the verb to express ability.
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Topics related to finding a single word that fits a meaning.
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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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a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase.
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Questions about appropriateness of greetings and expressions in practical settings
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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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Questions regarding verbs which do not take a direct object.
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Describes the physical properties of a language's sounds
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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 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 to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.
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Questions regarding verbs which take a direct object.
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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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a part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
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Verbs such as いる, おく, しまう, and つづく which can follow the て-form of another word. Called 補助動詞(ほじょどうし) in Japanese. Sometimes also used to describe 助動詞(じょどうし), which are conjugatable function words suc…
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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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Forms of language that have fallen out of common use, but remain recognized.
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Mimetic words representing sounds.
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used with nouns and phrases to indicate "also".
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The group of dialects in the 関西 region
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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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Questions about Japanese quotations, or about the grammar of quotation.
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The Japanese language as used in mathematical writing.
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assigned to words based on their sound rather than their meaning.
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Shortened forms of words or phrases.
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The study of languages.
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