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Forms of language that have fallen out of common use, but remain recognized.
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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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Questions about Japanese quotations, or about the grammar of quotation.
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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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Questions about the 連用形{れんようけい} ren'yōkei form of verbs, known by the English terms "continuative" or "conjunctive".
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composed entirely of English components, but have no meaning (or an entirely different meaning) in English
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used in Japanese animation.
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Japanese has a causative morpheme -(s)ase-, which turns verbs into causative verbs. Japanese also has a number of lexical causative verbs, as well.
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the process of forming a noun or noun phrase from a word of another grammatical class
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Words that potentially offend Japanese speakers in any situation. Including epithets, slurs, profanity, expletives, or obscene words.
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Questions about any aspect of Japanese where the is a common rule which has a few exceptions, such as the irregular verbs.
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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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Kana written after a kanji to complete the full reading of the word.
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A situation where multiple interpretations are possible as a result of scarcity of information. Ambiguity can exist at the grammatical and lexical level.
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Ellipsis means the omission of part of grammatical construct.
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The particle から corresponds roughly to "from" (indicating a starting point), "after" (following 〜て, indicating chronological order), or "because" (expressing a reason or cause). See _A Dictionary of …
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A type of deixis. Perspective in Japanese manifests as the giving and receiving verbs involving the transference of physical objects, favours, advice, assistance, promises, etc. The diction of Perspec…
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Questions regarding those words or particles that function similarly to the set of English adjectives and pronouns including "that", "these", "this", and "those".
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Japanese vocabulary for animals
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An analogy that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object
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A word or phrase, or exclamation, with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence.
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identical both in pronunciation and in writing, but have different meanings.
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no longer in common use.
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Also known as if-then constructions. In Japanese conditionals are expressed with one of と, ~れば, ~たら, なら.
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Words or grammatical constructs that express multiplicity.
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For questions about using second-person pronouns like あなた, きみ, and おまえ (cf. English "you").