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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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Called 助動詞【じょどうし】 in Japanese grammar, these are inflecting function words or endings such as 〜ます and 〜ない. Many inflect like verbs (such as 〜(ら)れる), but many others do not (such as 〜たい), so here we w…
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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.
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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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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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Cultural or emotional association beyond a word's or phrase's literal meaning.
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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.