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イントネーション. Questions concerning the rising and falling pitch in spoken Japanese, not including pitch accent.
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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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美化語. Making words polite (美化 lit. "beautification") by adding the prefix 御 (お・ご) to a word.
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negate a predicate, having the same function as ない. This auxiliary is still commonly found in fixed patterns (e.g. ~ざるを得ない or ~ずに) or its 連体形 can merely be used i…
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Questions asking for audio to be transcribed.
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書き言葉. Words and language generally used in writing rather than speech.
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助詞「より」. 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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まで. An adverbial particle indicating 'to; till; as far as', or by extension indicating emphasis ('even').
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Cultural or emotional association beyond a word's or phrase's literal meaning.
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しゃれ・ダジャレ. For questions about jokes, puns, plays on words, etc.
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万葉仮名. An old system of writing that uses kanji purely for their phonetic values. Both katakana and hiragana are derived from man'y­ōgana.
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こそあど. Questions regarding the ko/so/a/do word series, such as この・その・あの・どの
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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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常用漢字. A subset of (currently 2136) kanji approved by the Ministry of Education.
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五段活用. 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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比較言語学. Japanese as compared to the other languages of the world, from a linguistics perspective.
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助詞「ばかり」. Particle often translated to "just", as in "I just ate".
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助詞「わ」. An emotive sentence-final particle often associated with Kansai speech in both male and female speech, or with rising intonation in female speech in fiction (an example of 役割語 'role language').
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極性項目. Words that appear exclusively in affirmative or negative (or interrogative) environments. For example, the adverbial particle しか only appears in negative contexts. Some words have an associatio…
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所有. Possessive constructions with ある 'be/exist', いる 'be/exist', する 'do', and the lexical verbs 持つ 'hold/have' and 所有する 'possess'. These are sometimes divided by linguists into alienable and inalienab…
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画数. The number of strokes in a kanji character.
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助詞「しか」. An adverbial particle which marks an element X when nothing but X makes the expressed proposition true. Always accompanied by negation, and sometimes appears in the colloquial forms しきゃ or っき…
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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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指小辞. A word suffix or inflection to indicate smallness or endearment.
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