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曖昧な表現. A situation where multiple interpretations are possible as a result of scarcity of information. Ambiguity can exist at the grammatical and lexical level, and is usually resolved through context…
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助詞「から」. Corresponds roughly to "from" (indicating a starting point), "after" (following 〜て, indicating chronological order), or "because" (expressing a reason or cause).
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一人称代名詞. The many Japanese words that correspond to English "I" and "me" but differ in nuances such as formality, respect, intimacy, etc.
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ふりがな. Small kana written above horizontal kanji or beside vertical kanji to indicate pronunciation. Also called ruby.
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男女の言葉遣い. For questions about gender-specific speech or how to address or refer to people depending on their gender. Note that Japanese doesn't have grammatical gender.
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言語学. The study of languages.
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Questions about the Japanese language used in the context of computing. Questions about technical support (e.g. "How do I input Japanese characters?") belong on Super User.
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引用. Questions about Japanese quotations, or about the grammar of quotation.
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使用域(位相). A variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting.
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ダジャレ. A form of wordplay 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 are u…
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省略. Omitting words from a grammatical construction.
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助動詞. Inflecting function words or endings such as 〜ます and 〜ない. Many inflect like verbs (such as 〜(ら)れる), but many others do not (such as 〜たい), so here we will call these simply "auxiliaries" and not …
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形態論. The study of forms of words, including both inflection and word formation.
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部首. Components of kanji, which may serve as a semantic or phonetic factor in the meaning or pronunciation of the character. Along with stroke count, radicals provide a way to index and give an orderin…
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記号. Typographic symbols in Japanese writing such as ×, ﹅, ・, ※, etc., that are neither kana, kanji, nor punctuation.
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数学. The Japanese language as used in mathematical writing.
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漢字の使い分け. Questions about choosing the right kanji.
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略語. Shortened forms of words or phrases.
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メール. Questions about writing or understanding email.
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助詞「か」. Used with phrases to indicate questions, or with nouns to indicate a list of alternatives.
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当て字. Kanji assigned to words based on their sound rather than their meaning.
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仮名遣い. usage of kana, は vs. わ, 書く vs. かく etc.
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送り仮名. Kana written after a kanji to complete the full reading of the word.
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複数. Words or grammatical constructs that express multiplicity.
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モダリティ. The linguistic expression of the speaker’s psychological attitude towards the verbalized state of affairs or towards the utterance and the communication itself at the time of speech.
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感動詞. A word or phrase, or exclamation, with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence.
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語順. Japanese word order can be very flexible. According to some theories, there is usually an "unmarked" word order, and other orders are achieved by "scrambling" the constituents into different posit…
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宗教. Language related to religions.
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主語. Identifying the subject of a sentence, which often is omitted.
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従属節. Clauses subordinate in form and unaffected by main clause phenomena such as topicalization.
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和製英語. Japanese words composed entirely of English components, but which have no meaning (or an entirely different meaning) in English.
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動物. Japanese vocabulary for animals.
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学術的文章. Questions about academic writing in Japanese.
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書道. Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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罵り言葉. Words that potentially offend Japanese speakers in any situation. Including epithets, slurs, profanity, expletives, or obscene words.