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Japanese Language

Linguistics Group Project

Jennifer Rodriguez

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Japanese Language

Background Major Features Compare & Contrast Japanese is an East Asian Language
Spoken by 125 Million speakers
Mainly in Japan
Japonic language- Spoken on the
mainlands of Japan & Ryuku
Language Isolate-no genetic
relationship w/ other
languages. ex. Korean Japanese Language Japanese
Language Japanese in the United States By: Jennifer Rodriguez,
Wendy Bermudez
Joanna Olivares In Japanese, by far the most natural and common way to join two sentences related in the way which would be expressed by "and" is to modify the verb or adjective at the end of the first clause.
For example.
machi ni itte kaimono shita.
I went to town and did some shopping. References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language
http://www.sanako.com/en-gb/the-top-10-spoken-languages-in-the-world/ Japanese Alphabet Video Similarities
5 vowel sounds (A E I O U)
Weakening Differences
Nouns and Pronouns
Future tense
Alphabet Students learning English Local Resources Japan-America Society of San Antonio
P.O. Box 460444
San Antonio, Texas 78246-0444

Place of Worship: Wat Dhammabucha Buddhist
Temple 6201 Sawyer Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
district: San Antonio
+1 210.520.5011
Minnano Japanese Grocerymore
7460 Callaghan Road #310
San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-7900

Tokyo Mart
825 West Hildebrand Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 736-2111
Fujiya Japanese Garden
9030 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 615-7553
Japanese Tea Garden
3853 N St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 207-3053 Unlike their counterparts in European languages, Japanese verbs and adjectives have much in common with each other.

The first linkages typically taught to students of Japanese are those using [soshite] and [ga] which can be used between two clauses in the same way as "and" and "but" in English. Japanese Hiragana

Hiragana syllables developed from Chinese characters, as shown below. Hiragana were originally called onnade or 'women's hand' as were used mainly by women - men wrote in kanji and katakana. By the 10th century, hiragana were used by everybody. The word hiragana means "oridinary syllabic script".

In early versions of hiragana there were often many different characters to represent the same syllable, however the system was eventually simplified so that there was a one-to-one relationship between spoken and written syllables. The present orthography of hiragana was codified by the Japanese government in 1946. Hiragana and the kanji from which they developed In each column the rōmaji appears on the left, the hiragana symbols in the middle and the kanji from which they developed on the right. There is some dispute about the orgins of some of the symbols Japanese/English Japanese
No articles
Sentence-topic-comment English
Articles Vowel System
Sentence Final Particle http://www.omniglot.com/writing/japanese_hiragana.htm http://www.futureimplications.com/japanese_english_diff/japengdiff.htm
http://humanities.byu.edu/elc/teacher/japanesestudents.html It may be difficult for Japanese students to learn the English language because it is hard for them to hear or produce certain sounds/articles, due to either the sound not existing in the Japanese language or two sounds being very similar and sounding the same to the Japanese. Organization to maintain the Japanese language The Philly Japanese + English Language Exchange Group
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