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従属節. Clauses subordinate in form and unaffected by main clause phenomena such as topicalization.
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コピーライティング. Language used in advertising, marketing, and promotion of goods, services, or ideas.
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指示語. 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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Questions about any aspect of Japanese where there is a common rule which has a few exceptions, such as the irregular verbs.
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四字熟語. Four-character idiomatic compounds.
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やりもらい(授受表現). 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 dicti…
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no longer in common use.
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助詞「へ」. Indicates motion towards (English "to").
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How to distinguish between the particles に vs. で
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書道. Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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母音. The Japanese language has five vowels: a i u e o.
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筆順. The sequence and direction of individual strokes of kanji.
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連濁. 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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The difference between the は (topic) and が (subject) particles.
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"clefted" into two parts. In Japanese, these commonly take the the form 〜のは〜だ or 〜のが〜だ, putting focus on the precopular constituent.
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旧字体・新字体. Kyūjitai refers to the form of kanji that were in use prior to 1946, especially of those kanji that were later simplified. Shinjitai refers specifically to the simplified forms of certain cha…
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促音化. 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 Jap…
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品詞. The primary lexical categories such as nouns, verbs, and particles. In linguistics, often referred to as 'lexical class' or 'word class'.
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助詞「って」. The Japanese particle tte.
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identical both in pronunciation and in writing, but have different meanings.
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スポーツ. Language used in the context of sports. Sports-related phrases in everyday speech.
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For questions regarding the use of Input Method Editors (such as Anthy) when entering Japanese text into a computer.
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長音. Vowels held for twice as long as short vowels. Unlike in English, long vowels in Japanese are not diphthongs. Long vowels in hiragana are generally written an extra kana such as あいうえお; in katak…
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音楽. Language usage in the context of music. For questions about song lyrics, please use the tag "song-lyric".
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接頭辞. A type of affix prepended to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
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助詞「な」. Used with adjectives that behave grammatically like nouns, or with verbs to indicate "do" (after verb stem) or "don't" (after dictionary form).
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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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美化語. Making words polite (美化 lit. "beautification") by adding the prefix 御 (お・ご) to a word.