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  Japanese Speakers, Japanese Language and Culture Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Meet and mingle with local Japanese language and culture lovers!
Come to a Japanese Language Meetup to practice speaking, build vocab and finally figure out those verb conjugations!
Or, see all Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Groups.
japanese.meetup.com   (140 words)

  
 Japanese Language School - Study Abroad in Japan - Japanese Language Studies at The Yamasa Institute
The highest quality Japanese language school in Japan, the Yamasa Institute is an independent, selective, non-profit teaching and research center under the governance of the Hattori Foundation.
APJLE accredited, we provide an innovative, international, and professional learning community for Japan Studies and Japanese Language Studies.
Learn Japanese with a highly experienced and fully qualified academic faculty with the lowest student / teacher ratios in Japan, smaller class sizes and unrivalled facilities.
www.yamasa.org   (0 words)

  
 Origin of the Japanese People and Language
Since that time, the Japanese language has changed, but we can see the continuity very clearly, and we can safely conclude that this is basically the same language that is spoken now on the same islands.
Their language, though we don't know what syntax structure it had, must have had the open vowel syllables which remain in the Japanese language today.
Ryuukuian, or the language of the Okinawa Islands separated from Old Japanese somewhere between the 3rd and 5th centuries.
users.tmok.com /~tumble/jpp/japor.html   (3003 words)

  
  Learn Japanese Language - Japanese Language Courses
While it can be said that Japanese is only spoken in Japan, and therefore not by that many people, Japan's population in 1985 was 120.75 million people, making it the seventh largest country in the world.
Knowing Japanese will put you in a relatively exclusive group, but not one that is as small as is commonly thought.
Japanese is one of the languages that are considered "Critical", meaning that the supply of speakers not as great as the demand.
www.languagesromance.com /learn-japanese   (219 words)

  
  Japanese Language
Japanese is believed to be linked to the Altaic language family, which includes Turkish, Mongolian and other languages, but also shows similarities to Austronesian languages like Polynesian.
The Japanese writing system consists of three different character sets: Kanji (several thousands of Chinese characters) and Hiragana and Katakana (two syllabaries of 46 characters each; together called Kana).
For formal situations, a honorific language level (keigo) is still in common use.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e621.html   (349 words)

  
  Japanese Language - MSN Encarta
Japanese Language, official language of Japan, spoken by virtually all of the nation's approximately 130 million inhabitants, and by people of Japanese heritage living in Hawaii, the Americas, and elsewhere.
The basic Japanese consonants are p, b, t, d, k, g, s, z, h, m, n, r, y, w, plus the nasal consonant that appears at the end of a syllable, as in hon (book).
While the English language has stress accent (in which the prominence of a syllable is expressed by articulating it louder or with greater force), Japanese has pitch accent, meaning that pitch is the sole method of emphasizing a syllable.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568918/Japanese_Language.html   (475 words)

  
  Japanese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is considered an agglutinative language and is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary which indicate the relative status of speaker and listener.
Japanese emigrant communities (the largest of which are to be found in Brazil) frequently employ Japanese as their primary language.
Japanese is a pro-drop language, meaning that the subject or object of a sentence need not be stated if it is obvious from context.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_language   (5128 words)

  
 Japanese language and history by ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among these languages, Korean is most frequently compared to Japanese, as both languages share significant key features such as general structure, vowel harmony, lack of conjunctions, and the extensive use of honorific speech, in which the hierarchical rank of the listener heavily affects the discourse.
Japanese also shares considerable similarities with the languages of the Ryukyu Islands, within which Okinawa is located, although the Ryukyu languages and Japanese are also mutually unintelligible.
Another influence of current note is the generation gap that exists relative to Japanese language use-today's younger generation is tending to favor the utilization of more neutral and informal speech, ignoring the importance of the role of honorific and gender-specific speech regarded important in traditional Japanese.
www.alsintl.com /languages/japanese.htm   (1590 words)

  
 LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: Learn Japanese
Japanese isn’t a difficult language, quite contradictory to the common perspective we tend to hold.
To learn Japanese in a japanese language school is a great opportunity to try something completely new and to learn how to perceive the world in a very different way.
For students learning Japanese language it can be an asset in various fields of the job market, a spur to personal and intellectual growth, a source of increased self-esteem, and of course an enjoyable experience.
www.abroadlanguages.com /learn/japanese   (716 words)

  
 Japanese Language Resources
Japanese language learning tools on the Web: a collection of Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks that are of use to teachers and students of Japanese.
Japanese Language Learning Cybertutorials: includes cyber tutorials for learning Japanese, helpful hints about the language as it compares to English, and information on a Learn Japanese CD Rom.
Japanese Writing Tutor: "hone your writing skills, making your katakana, hiragana, and kanji more legible." In addition to an extensive writing tutor, learn about the different character sets, when and how they are used, and more.
college.hmco.com /languages/japanese/resources/japanese.htm   (1012 words)

  
 Japanese - hiragana, katakana, kanji, romaji
Chinese characters were also used for their phonetic values to write grammatical elements and these characters were simplified and eventually became two syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana.
Japanese literature reached a high point during the 11th century with the Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) by Lady Murasaki Shikibu.
Modern Japanese texts may also include rōmaji, (Roman letters), the standard way of writing Japanese with the Latin alphabet, eimoji (English script), non-Japanese words written in their own script and various symbols known as kigō.
www.omniglot.com /writing/japanese.htm   (333 words)

  
 About JSL
Japanese Sign Language (JSL) is a family of complex visual-spatial languages used by Deaf communities in Japan.
Japanese Sign Language is distinct from spoken/written Japanese in both grammar and lexicon, although many Deaf signers will use Manually Coded Japanese / Pidgin Signed Japanese when signing to hearing or non-native JSL signers.
The Japanese Federation of the Deaf is planning their own TV broadcasts using a new Communications Satellite (CS) system.
www.deaflibrary.org /jsl.html   (1000 words)

  
 Japanese Language
Japanese is a Souteast Asian language related to Vietnamese, Tibetan, Burmese or, in one school of thought, the Tamil languages of southern India and Ceylon.
Japanese was originally a language related to Tibetan or a language related to Tamil that was introduced into Japan during the great migrations of Southeast Asian peoples four or five thousand years ago.
Women's speech in Japanese tends to be filled with honorifics and with the "tentative" tense as a deference to male auditors.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /~dee/ANCJAPAN/LANGUAGE.HTM   (1787 words)

  
 Japanese Language, Alphabet, Grammar, Pronunciation, Learn to Speak Japanese Software
From the Japanese characters and Japanese grammar to conversational Japanese and correct Japanese pronunciation, this special site dedicated to the Japanese language includes information about language, culture, and Japanese software products to help you satisfy your curiosity about all things Japanese.
Japanese is spoken by 125 million people on the islands of Japan, making it the ninth most widely spoken language in the world.
With our Japanese language learning software, you'll quickly be able to speak Japanese, learn Japanese vocabulary, understand Japanese grammar, and master Japanese pronunciation, while our Japanese translation software will help you translate Japanese to English and translate English to Japanese.
www.learn-japanese-language-software.com   (0 words)

  
 Japanese Language
It's an index to all the Japanese words and phrases discussed in the Mizutanis' Nihongo Notes series and a few other useful books.
It seems like every Japanese dictionary and encyclopedia has collected a different set of the Japanese "numeral classifiers." The definition is fairly broad, ranging to almost "any word which can directly follow a number." Here's a list of some 500, casting a very fine net, including measurements and currencies which should probably be regarded separately.
An index to all the Japanese words and phrases discussed in the Mizutanis' Nihongo Notes series, Affective Expressions in Japanese, and Japanese Words and their Uses.
www.trussel.com /f_nih.htm   (0 words)

  
 Free Light Japanese to learn Japanese language
With "Free Light Japanese" you can learn Japanese writing system (Hiragana, Katakana and 1945 Joyo Kanji), vocabulary (and soon sentences) and pronunciation by using multimedia techniques.
In this screen the numbers are also in Japanese but may be used the classic Arabic numerals too.
Beside Hiragana and Katakana (phonetic letters of Japanese origin), you can learn the most important Kanji characters (ideogram letters of Chinese origin).
www.hikyaku.com /fljap/fljapg.html   (819 words)

  
 Using Japanese language on your computer
Win/V: The Japanese Language Kit for Windows is an add-on for non-Japanese versions of Windows that allows you to use Japanese True-Type fonts and Japanese applications.
Japanese WWW Page viewer is another gateway to display Japanese characters as graphics.
The Japanese Homepage by Foreign Languages and Literature, St. Cloud State University, is a source of Japan and Japanese language.
www.kanzaki.com /jinfo/japanese.html   (984 words)

  
 Japundit » Japanese Language
Part of this is the belief, held by almost all Japanese, that their language is one of the most difficult in the world, with its mixture of Japanese words and grammar overlaid by Chinese characters with readings that shift by context and region, with a heavy borrowing of foreign loan words for good measure.
Volunteers from the economic and educational sectors established it in 1995 to overcome the lamentable state of the Japanese language and ensure the proper transmission of the kanji culture, which is the foundation of the language.
The Japanese language is a marvelous combination of kanji, which is the basis of kambun, and the hiragana and katakana syllabaries, which the Japanese invented.
japundit.com /archives/category/japanese-language   (3415 words)

  
 Japanese - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
It has been suggested that Japanese language guide be merged into this book or chapter.
Japanese lessons from introductory level, assuming no prior experience, through expert, for the fluent student who wants to learn more.
Japanese lessons that are similarly structured, but more intensive and include more details for the motivated learner.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Japanese   (478 words)

  
 Japanese Language School: Japanese Course & Classes - Boston Language Institute
With an expert Japanese instructor as your guide, you will learn to speak, read, write and understand Japanese in a warm, relaxed atmosphere, and you will be introduced to Japanese culture from the unique perspective of an educated professional.
is designed to teach beginners a day-to-day language, and to introduce pronunciation, basic sentence patterns and essential vocabulary for communicating in the standard spoken language.
Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.
www.bostonlanguage.com /fl/japanese.htm   (934 words)

  
 Learn Japanese Online - Write or Speak in Japanese Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Japanese.asp   (825 words)

  
 Japanese-Online.com ::: Online Japanese Language & Culture Resource Community :::
This content teaches Japanese language and culture through the experiences of an expatriate family newly transferred to Tokyo.
His one year of Japanese language studies is paying off big time since he knows just enough to get around the city on his own and meet new friends.
He is a member of several professional organizations and has dedicated his life to the advancement of foreign language studies, striving to improve education in the international field.
www.japanese-online.com /NonMem_JLL.htm   (477 words)

  
 Yamada Language Center: Japanese WWW guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japanese is taught at the Unversity of Oregon by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Center for Applied Japanese Language Studies - Japanese Language teaching information pertaining to the PASS (Proficiency-based Admissions Standard System) legislation being phased in in the state of Oregon.
The National Institute for Japanese Language - An institute founded to provide the organization and facilities for scientific research on the Japanese language.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/japanese.html   (437 words)

  
 Introduction to Japanese Language for Nihongo Learning with Speech
These pages are an introduction to Nihongo for busy people to learn Japanese speech on an experimental online virtual university.
The contents are Japanese letters, words, sentences, grammar and stories with speech.
Japanese letters for the pages in English are GIF images so that Japanese fonts are not required but access time of GIF files is required.
sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp /sp/lesson/j/doc/japanese.html   (554 words)

  
 Japanese Language Education System for Speech on an On-demand Network (LESSON/J)
Japanese Language Education System for Speech on an On-demand Network (LESSON/J) Japanese Language Education System for Speech on an On-demand Network (LESSON/J) Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Jouji Miwa.
If you can not display Japanese characters, please access the pages of the Japanese Roman character version, or please download free Japanese fonts from a multi-language site.
But in the case, a mode of language is set to English and that of display is set to default.
sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp /sp/lesson/j/index.html   (372 words)

  
 Japanese translation you can trust   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We are very strict about this with Japanese translations as well as all the other languages we translate into.
The Japanese writing system consists of three different character sets: Kanji, which is made up of several thousand Chinese characters, Hiragana and Katakana.
Because Japanese is a character based language it can vary wildly depending on the content of your original document.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/japanese_translation.shtml   (426 words)

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