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no longer in common use.
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About the stroke order of Japanese characters, that is, rules about which strokes are drawn in which sequence and in which direction.
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Words or grammatical constructs that express multiplicity.
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Japanese poetry, including haiku and tanka
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For questions about using second-person pronouns like あなた, きみ, and おまえ (cf. English "you").
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for questions about typographic symbols in Japanese writing that are neither kana, kanji, nor [punctuation], such as ×, ﹅, ・, ※, etc.
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used with phrases to indicate questions, or with nouns to indicate a list of alternatives.
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Questions about the particle "へ" (e), which acts as a postposition covering senses including motion towards (English "to").
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Words, phrases, or techniques that may be used predominantly by girls and women, or carry connotations of femininity.
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美化語 - making words polite (美化 - literally: beautification) by adding the prefix お/ご(御)to a word.
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an old system of writing that uses kanji purely for their phonetic values, and takes its name from its use in the Manyoshu (c. 750 CE).
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The primary lexical categories such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.
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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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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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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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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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Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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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 word suffix or inflection to indicate smallness or endearment.
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Called 助動詞【じょどうし】 in Japanese grammar, these are 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 w…
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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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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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Questions concerning the ways in which Japanese and its writing system, like all languages, evolve over time naturally.
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verbs like のむ and あるく, which conjugate by changing their last kana, e.g. のまない, のみます, のむ, のめば, のもう.
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