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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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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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画数. The number of strokes in a kanji character.
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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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Questions regarding verbs of giving and receiving such as あげる, もらう, くれる, also called donatory verbs
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文章. The art of combining words and sentences into larger units.
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コロケーション. Words that appear together more often than chance would predict, sometimes with idiomatic meaning or usage.
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Cultural or emotional association beyond a word's or phrase's literal meaning.
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従属節. Clauses subordinate in form and unaffected by main clause phenomena such as topicalization.
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付加疑問文. Essentially declarative statements that are 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 …
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畳語. For questions related to the repetition of morphemes in words such as 人々, 見え見え, or ピカピカ.
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For questions related to Japanese sound symbolism, i.e. the representation of sounds, states, or mannerisms using words such as どきどき or きらきら.
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The branch of linguistics dealing with language in use and the contexts in which it is used.
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a hypothetical particle which has no phonetic realization and is not usually written down. This may refer to an omitted particle, or it may refer to a distinct particle that has …
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Terminology related to programming and computer science, as expressed in the Japanese language
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音素配列論. The set of constraints on how sequences of segments pattern. This forms part of a speaker's internalized knowledge of the phonology of a language. Phonotactic rules are usually prohibitive, not…
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For questions about morae, as distinct from syllables. A mora (pl. "morae") is a unit of sound that corresponds to a single kana. For example, にっぽん has four morae, but only two syllables.
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Methods for remembering things, as applied to the Japanese language