Languages of Japan
The oral languages spoken by the native peoples of the insular country of Japan at present and during recorded history belong to either of two primary phyla of human language:In addition to these two ...
Languages of Japan - Wikipedia
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
Japonic languages
The Japonic language family includes the Japanese language spoken on the main islands of Japan as well as the Ryukyuan languages spoken in the Ryukyu Islands. The family is widely accepted by linguist...
Japonic languages - Wikipedia
English language education in Japan
English-language education in Japan began as early as 1600 with the initial contacts between the Japanese and Europeans. The for-profit market has experienced a crisis of confidence in recent years fo...
Yokohama Pidgin Japanese
Yokohama Pidgin Japanese, Yokohamese or Japanese Ports Lingo was a Japanese-based pidgin spoken in the Yokohama area during the late 19th century for communication between Japanese and foreigners. Mos...
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
Hunminjeongeum Haerye
Hunminjeongeum Haerye (lit. "Explanations and Examples of the Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction of the People"), also called the Haerye Edition of Hunminjeongeum or simply The Haerye, is a com...
Hunminjeongeum Haerye - Wikipedia
Dialect card
A dialect card (Japanese: 方言札, Hepburn: hōgen fuda) was a system of punishment used in Japanese regional schools in post-Meiji Era to promote standard speech. It was modelled after sim...
English-language education in Japan
English-language education in Japan began as early as 1600 with the initial contacts between the Japanese and Europeans. The for-profit market has experienced a crisis of confidence in recent years fo...
Magandang Balita Biblia
The Magandang Balita Biblia (or the Tagalog Popular Version) is one of the two most widely circulated translation of the Christian Bible in the Tagalog language [the other entitled Ang Bagong Ang Bibl...
Magandang Balita Biblia - Wikipedia
Ainu languages
The Ainu languages are a small language family spoken on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō, the southern half of the island of Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands, an island chain that stretches fr...
Ainu languages - Wikipedia
Classical Chinese
Classical Chinese (古文, gǔwén, "ancient text") is the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han Dynasty, a written form of Old Chines...
Classical Chinese - Wikipedia
Kunigami language
The Kunigami language (山原言葉/ヤンバルクトゥーバ, Yanbaru Kutuuba), or the Northern Okinawan language, is a Ryukyuan language spoken on Okinawa Island in the northern Kunigami District and city of Nago, ...
Gugyeol
Gugyeol is a system for rendering texts written in Classical Chinese into understandable Korean. It was chiefly used during the Joseon Dynasty, when readings of the Chinese classics were of paramount...
Gugyeol - Wikipedia
Nyōbō kotoba
Nyōbō kotoba (女房言葉 or 女房詞, lit. Wife's dialect) was a cant that was originally used by Japanese court ladies during the Muromachi era, and subsequently spread and came to be thought of as a ge...
Names of Japan
There are many names of Japan in the English, Japanese, and other languages. The word "Japan" (or "Japon") is an exonym, and is used (in one form or another) by a large number of languages. The Japan...
Names of Japan - Wikipedia
Late Middle Japanese
Late Middle Japanese (中世日本語, chūsei nihongo) is a stage of the Japanese language following Early Middle Japanese and preceding Early Modern Japanese. It is a period of transition in which the ...
Ryukyuan languages
The Ryukyuan languages (琉球語派, Ryūkyū-goha, also 琉球諸語 Ryūkyū-shogo or しまくとぅば Shima kutuba "Island Languages") are the indigenous languages of the Ryukyu Islands, the southernmost part of the Ja...
Ryukyuan languages - Wikipedia
Nivkh language
Nivkh or Gilyak /ˈɡɪljæk/ (self-designation: Нивхгу диф Nivxgu dif) is a language spoken in Outer Manchuria, in the basin of the Amgun (a tributary of the Amur), along the lower reaches of the Amur it...
Thousand Character Classic
The Thousand Character Classic (also known as the Thousand Character Text) is a Chinese poem used as a primer for teaching Chinese characters to children from the sixth century onward. It contains exa...
Thousand Character Classic - Wikipedia
Taiwanese Mandarin
Taiwanese Mandarin is a variant of Mandarin derived from the Standard Mandarin spoken in Taiwan. The latter's standard lect is known in Taiwan as 國語 (Guóyǔ, Kuo-yü), based on the phonology of the Beij...
Shenyang Mandarin
Shenyang Mandarin (Chinese: 沈阳话) is a dialect of Northeastern Mandarin used by people in and around Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province and the largest city in Northeast China. It is very c...
Japanese language education in Mongolia
Japanese language education in Mongolia formally dates back to 1975, when the National University of Mongolia established an elective course in Japanese language. A 2003 survey found 199 teachers teac...
Weihai dialect
Weihai dialect is a dialect of Mandarin spoken in and around the city of Weihai, in eastern Shandong province.
Standard Singaporean Mandarin
Standard Singaporean Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 新加坡标准华语; traditional Chinese: 新加坡標準華語; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Biāozhǔn Huáyǔ) is the standard form of Singaporean Mandarin. It is used in all o...
Korean language
Korean (한국어/조선말, see below) is the official language of South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. About 80 million peo...
Korean language - Wikipedia
Japanese language
Japanese (日本語, Nihongo, [nihõŋɡo], [nihõŋŋo]) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japon...
Japanese language - Wikipedia