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I'm building a game with Japanese words, and I wanted to know if there are lists of all words available as a text file to download Like this, but Japanese? Ideally, there is no Kanji in it, as the game in question is scrabble, and that would complicate things, especially for my audience, but if such a resource exists, that would be fantastic.

ありがとう みなさん

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    Not to be discouraging, but I'm not too sure how well a Japanese variant of scrabble would work, since there aren't many (reasonably long) mora (i.e. Hiragana) combinations that don't form any word, at least when compared to letter combinations in English. Especially if you go by similar definitions of "word" as in English scrabble. – user40476 Nov 30 '20 at 17:46
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    Also, I think this question would be more suited for the meta SE. – user40476 Nov 30 '20 at 17:53
  • The idea behind the game is to.build vocabulary for grade 12 students, so the words don't have to be too long, but I appreciate the feedback. As for the Meta site, how come you recommend going there? – Jacob Schneider Nov 30 '20 at 20:33
  • I mean that for this sort of request about resources rather than the language itself the Meta (of this Stack Exchange) would be more suited. Though a mod can move this thread, if they think so. – user40476 Nov 30 '20 at 21:02
  • I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for informing me – Jacob Schneider Nov 30 '20 at 21:06
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I'm not sure if there is a ready made list, but you could take some raw dictionary file like for example JMdict, and extract all the readings using either XML parsing or some Regex.

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  • Perfect, thank you. I'll look into it and keep you posted – Jacob Schneider Nov 30 '20 at 20:36

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