I have found myself identifying a lot of なん + ‘X’ words while practicing reading. Any tips on learning the difference between all of these words? Perhaps we could use this topic as a means to document all of these words and their meanings.
Here are the ones I have identified so far (not certain on all definitions):
なんて - emphasizer appended to nouns / verbs.
なんですか (なんだか) - What?
なんか (何か) - something / anything
なんで - why (and sometimes how?)
なんだ - probably just a な adjective directly preceding a んだ (contraction of のだ)
なんでもない - nothing?
なん + counter - for/how many + counter (ex. なんにち)
Again, any tips for distinguishing these words would be much appreciated!