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...
Doctrina Christiana
The Doctrina Christiana was an early book of Roman Catholic Catechism, written in 1593 by Fray Juan de Plasencia, and is believed to be one of the earliest books printed in the Philippines.
The Do...
Doctrina Christiana - 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...
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
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
Okinawan writing system
Okinawan language, spoken in Okinawa Island, was once the official language of the Ryukyu Kingdom. At the time, documents were written in kanji and hiragana, derived from Japan. However, after Japan a...
Okinawan writing system - 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
SKATS
SKATS stands for Standard Korean Alphabet Transliteration System. It is also known as Korean Morse equivalents. Despite the name, SKATS is not a true transliteration system. SKATS maps the Hangul char...
Okinawan languages
The Okinawan languages are a subgroup of the Northern Ryukyuan languages of Japan. There are two: Oki-no-Erabu and Yoron are sometimes included as well.
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...
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
Amami language
The Amami language (Japanese: 島口, シマユムタ, Shimayumuta) is spoken in the Amami Islands south of Kyūshū. The number of competent native speakers is not known, but native speakers can be found mostly ...
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...
Okinawan Japanese
Okinawan Japanese (ウチナーヤマトゥグチ(沖縄大和口), Uchinaa Yamatu-guchi) is the Japanese language as spoken by people of Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawan Japanese's accents and words are influenced by traditio...
Okinawan Japanese - Wikipedia
Qingdao dialect
Qingdao dialect is the local dialect of the city of Qingdao and near by towns, in China's Shandong Province.Often characterized as requiring a "fat tongue", the Qingdao dialect often adds a θ ("th") s...
Korean literature
Korean literature is the body of literature produced by Koreans, mostly in the Korean language and sometimes in Classical Chinese. For much of Korea's 1,500 years of literary history, it was written ...
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...