On some other sites I've seen questions commented that they should wait for the proposed Linguistics site.

What about us? Do we cover all aspects of the Japanese language down into the depths of linguistics or should we draw the line somewhere?

If we do allow linguistics how about synchronic and diachronic linguistics?


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As long as it is linguistics applied to Japanese (and not a digression on the general field of linguistics), I see no reason to restrict it in any way.

Addendum: Any Japanese-related linguistics is fair game... but in case arcane (or not so arcane but likely unknown to the hoi poloi) linguistic terms are used, appropriate linking or short explanation would be nice.

  • I agree and I've asked an example question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1505/… Jun 25, 2011 at 11:01
  • @hippietrail: and reading your question made me think of my addendum :-)
    – Dave
    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:03
  • @hippietrail: In the context of your question, for example, a quick sentence explaining what agglutinative languages are, would allow even casual users to follow the conversation without having to dig into a linguistics textbook.
    – Dave
    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:04
  • I thought I did. The part about "slots" and endings. I'll read up how Wikipedia defines the terms though and see if I can do better. (-: Jun 25, 2011 at 11:07

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