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Origins of the Japanese language

Roy Andrew Miller

Origins of the Japanese language

lectures in Japan during the academic year, 1977-78

by Roy Andrew Miller

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese language -- History.,
  • Japanese language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Altaic.,
  • Altaic languages -- Grammar, Comparative -- Japanese.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoy Andrew Miller.
    SeriesPublications on Asia of the School of International Studies ; no. 34, Publications on Asia of the School of International Studies, University of Washington ;, v. 34.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL525 .M49
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 217 p. :
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4117597M
    ISBN 100295957662
    LC Control Number80050871

    The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times aro BC. The Jōmon period, named after its cord-marked pottery, was followed by the Yayoi people in the first millennium BC when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, the first known written reference to Japan was recorded in the Chinese Book of Han in the. Japanese language - Japanese language - Syntax: Japanese syntax also has remained relatively stable, maintaining its characteristic subject–object–verb (SOV) sentence structure. A notable change in that domain is the obliteration of the distinction between the conclusive form—the finite form that concludes a sentence—and the noun-modifying form exhibited by certain predicates.

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    As a Japanese learner, you can get even more out of these sites, since you’ll be developing your reading comprehension skills and diving into the world of Japanese culture and history. From manga to short stories to classic novels, there’s so much for the book-loving Japanese learner to explore. population using the same language. This means that the Japanese language is the ninth most spoken language in the world. However, the language is spoken in scarcely any region outside Japan. There are many theories about the origin of the Japanese language. A number of scholars believe that syntactically it is close to such Altaic languages as.


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