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used with adjectives that behave grammatically like nouns, or with verbs to indicate "do" or "don't"
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used in comparisons as a reference point ("compared to", "more than"). It can be also used to mean "from" (equivalent to から).
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Questions about understanding how a phrase / sentence / utterance is put together, what its components are.
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Gemination happens when a spoken consonant is pronounced for an audibly longer period of time than a short consonant. Gemination is distinct from stress and may appear independently of it. In Japanese…
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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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relatively flexible. According to some theories, there is usually an "unmarked" word order, and other orders are achieved by "scrambling" the constituents into different positi…
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Japanese vocabulary for animals
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Questions concerning the rising and falling pitch in spoken Japanese, which can vary between otherwise homophonous words, but the patterns of which also vary greatly between the different regions of J…
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Questions regarding the changes imposed on the Japanese language and/or writing system at various points in its history by the country's rulers, the most prominent being the one shortly after the conc…
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kanji that were in use prior to 1946, especially those that were later simplified. Shinjitai refers specifically to the simplified forms of certain characters as part of lang…
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The primary lexical categories such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.
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Questions concerning the ways in which Japanese and its writing system, like all languages, evolve over time naturally.
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A word suffix or inflection to indicate smallness or endearment.
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Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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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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a phonological phenomenon in Japanese by which the first consonant of the second component of a compound word often becomes voiced (k→g, s→z, t→d and h→b).
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made into questions by adding an interrogative expression or a special marker. In Japanese they are used very often, especially in order to look for approva…
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