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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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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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Japanese as compared to the other languages of the world, from a linguistics perspective.
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Questions covering broadly the Japanese equivalents of alphabetical order including the two orders of the kana syllabaries and the radical/stroke order used for kanji.
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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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Methods for remembering things, as applied to the Japanese language
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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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a type of writing paper that consists of square blocks arranged in vertical lines.
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For questions about the ways in which children learning Japanese (as a first language) speak differently from adults.
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a name for a resident of a locality
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Terminology related to programming and computer science, as expressed in the Japanese language
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The set of constraints on how sequences of segments pattern. This forms part of a speaker's internalized knowledge of the pholonogy of a language. Phonotactic rules are usually prohibitive, not constr…
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Questions about the number of strokes in a kanji character.
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