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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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助詞「ほど」. This particle describes the approximate quantity of something, whether numerical or qualitative.
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a single particle, listed as a 係助詞 or 副助詞 in most dictionaries. This is derived from, but not the same as, the combination of either copular で or case particle で plus…
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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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語用論. The branch of linguistics dealing with language in use and the contexts in which it is used.
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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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音象徴語. 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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スコープ. What part of a sentence a word or affix applies to. For example, scope of negation concerns which part of the sentence is (semantically) negated. May be ambiguous.
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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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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 particl…
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上代日本語. A historical stage of Japanese which has the oldest attestation in documents currently known. Typically seen in 万葉集 (Man'yōshū; late 8c).
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俳句. A short form of Japanese poetry, consisting of three lines 5-7-5 morae long.
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変体仮名. Variant forms of hiragana that were used prior to 1900, but which are no longer in use.
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原稿用紙. A type of writing paper that consists of square blocks arranged in vertical lines.
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一段活用. Verbs like 食べる and 起きる, which conjugate after dropping the terminal る, e.g. 食べない, 食べます, 食べる, 食べれば, 食べよう.
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拍(モーラ). 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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語呂合わせ. Methods for remembering things, as applied to the Japanese language
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a name for a resident of a locality
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取り立て助詞. A modern linguistics term corresponding fairly well to the traditional category of 係助詞 (which no longer undergo 係り結び in Modern Japanese).
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Common but often wrong beliefs about the origin of words