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Shortened forms of words or phrases.
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Japanese doesn't technically have adjectives, but special types of nouns and verbs called na-adjectives and i-adjectives respectively have the same function.
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used to modify or qualify verbs.
A moribund language spoken by some Ainu, an indigenous people mainly living in the island of Hokkaido. It is not regarded as related to Japanese.
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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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A situation where multiple interpretations are possible as a result of scarcity of information. Ambiguity can exist at the grammatical and lexical level.
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Japanese vocabulary for animals
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used in Japanese animation.
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Forms of language that have fallen out of common use, but remain recognized.
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assigned to words based on their sound rather than their meaning.
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Verbs such as いる, おく, しまう, and つづく which can follow the て-form of another word. Called 補助動詞(ほじょどうし) in Japanese. Sometimes also used to describe 助動詞(じょどうし), which are conjugatable function words suc…
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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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The use of Japanese in the workplace.
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Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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Japanese has a causative morpheme -(s)ase-, which turns verbs into causative verbs. Japanese also has a number of lexical causative verbs, as well.
For questions about the ways in which children learning Japanese (as a first language) speak differently from adults.
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Although totally unrelated, the Chinese language has had perhaps a greater impact on the Japanese language than Latin has had on English, especially in the form of a vast number of loanwords and the w…
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Words, forms and expressions used only in non-formal spoken language.
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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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Japanese as compared to the other languages of the world, from a linguistics perspective.
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formed by putting two or more words or other elements together
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Questions about the Japanese Language as related to computing Note: questions that aren't directly related to the Japanese language (e.g. "How do I input Japanese characters on Windows?") belong on…
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Also known as if-then constructions. In Japanese conditionals are expressed with one of と, ~れば, ~たら, なら.
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The inflections of verbs. How the endings of verbs change to reflect grammatical factors such as tense and aspect.
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a part of speech that connects two words, sentences, phrases, or clauses together.
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The omission of sounds or letters from words. Contractions can be characteristic of dialects or modes of speech. A frequently observed contraction may become a new word in a language.
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Questions regarding the special words or particles (such as です and だ) which allow a noun to be the predicate of a sentence, somewhat equivalent to English "am", "be", "is", "was", "were".
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a suffix attached to a number to use the number to count things, people, or events.
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Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
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The precise meanings of Japanese words or phrases.