Japanese and J Guide - Resources and Review

Offers original articles and features about the Japanese language, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include calligraphy, dictionaries, grammar, Hiragana, Kanji, Katakana, pronunciation, Romaji, Japanese software and translation.
Collection of resources on Japan and its language. Consists of two sections; the first is a language resource dealing with Breen's own projects concerning Japanese computing and dictionaries; the second hosts links to general information including literature, educational sources, translation facilities, cultural material, and various organisations. Japanese fonts are required for some sections.
Account of traditional Japanese clothing, from the Jomon era through the Yamato, Asuka, Nara, Heian, Muromachi, and Edo periods. Considers how climate, life, customs, law, weaving and dyeing skills, and the availability of materials have influenced the style of dress in Japan. Characteristics of typical kimonos worn by men, women, and children are described.
Animated graphics which demonstrate how to write the Japanese character subsets of katakana, hiragana and kanji. Corresponding English sounds are given in the English alphabet.
An extensive catalogue of language related Internet resources, including online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, and language schools.
Japanese lessons consisting of a transcript, English translation, vocabulary lists, grammatical explanations, cultural explanations and exercises. Hirigana and katakana lessons are also included, and some of the lessons only appear in these characters. The dialogues can be heard via WAV sound files.
Links to grammar resources, morphology information, dictionaries, and lessons in languages including Akkadian, Arabic, Artificial Languages, Brahui, Cherokee, Chinese, Coptic, Dhimal, English, Gaelic, Hindi, Indonesian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Urdmurt, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Wolof.
line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts, some of which are publicly available. Divided into English, French, German, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Tibetan and Icelandic texts.
Collection of online dictionaries offering English translations from and to Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.
A series of sound files illustrating the pronunciation of seven varieties of English
American, British, Australian, Canadian, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. Also covers other languages, including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. A collection of translation dictionaries are also provided.
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