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分裂文. Sentences "clefted" into two parts. In Japanese, these commonly take the the form 〜のは〜だ or 〜のが〜だ, putting focus on the precopular constituent.
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Clusivity questions deal with if and how utterances include or exclude the speaker and/or the listener.
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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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口語表現(話し言葉). Words, forms and expressions used only in non-formal spoken language.
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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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代償延長. When a vowel is lengthened to preserve the mora count (rhythm) of a contracted word or phrase, typically after the loss of an intervening consonant, as in では→じゃあ or ぼくは→ぼかあ.
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文章. The art of combining words and sentences into larger units.
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複合語. Words formed by putting two or more words or other elements together.
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複合動詞. A compound functioning as a single verb.
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Questions about the Japanese language used in the context of computing. Questions about technical support (e.g. "How do I input Japanese characters?") belong on Super User.
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条件表現. Also known as if-then constructions. In Japanese conditionals are expressed with one of と, ~(れ)ば, ~たら, なら(ば).
活用. The inflections of verbs and adjectives. How the endings of verbs and adjectives change to reflect grammatical factors such as tense and aspect.
接続詞・接続助詞. Parts of speech that connect two clauses together. This tag covers both conjunctive particles and actual conjunctions.
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Cultural or emotional association beyond a word's or phrase's literal meaning.
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縮約. 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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コピュラ. Words such as だ・です or constructions such as である which link a noun or adjective to a subject. Similar to English 'be'.
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コピーライティング. Language used in advertising, marketing, and promotion of goods, services, or ideas.
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助数詞. Suffixes attached to numbers to indicate what is being counted. In linguistics, these are sometimes called 'classifiers'. The combination of a number plus a classifier forms a type of 'quantifi…
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Questions about putting furigana that differ from the original standard reading of the parent kanji.
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文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
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日常生活. Japanese words and language used in daily life.
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