Lesson Update: Introduction to the Japanese Language

Having gone through a couple of name changes but not a change in content, Introduction to the Japanese Language has been revised and slightly expanded.

This page covers background information for beginning Japanese learners, and should also be an enjoyable read for those who’ve been at it for a while.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the language of Japan and the people who speak it
  • How Japanese is not related to any know language
  • Dialects of Japanese, including Ryukuan and the standard language
  • My answer to the question: “Is Japanese a Hard Language?”
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