I know the topic sounds a tad silly, but that's pretty much the best descriptive subject I could come up with.
Anyhow, I'm interested in learning different ways to join two sentences together, and I don't seem to be able to find any good webpages for a reference.
So, without further rambling, could someone please tell the most common "joining words" in japanese, and how they could be used ?
Here's some of the things I'd like to know:
"because", as in "I walk because I don't own (have) a car."
"since", as in "Since my mother is ill, I need to go."
"reason for something", as in "It's raining, so I will take the bus."
"by, means of", as in "I managed to find my way there by asking help."
"if", as in "If tomorrow is sunshine, we go have a picnic."
And anything else you can think of, along the same lines. As simple as possible, with more focus on learning the correct way to think of the sentences than focusing on if it's a formal enough or such. Also, if you know how a specific sentence must be weighted to distinguish the parts from one another, please include it as well.
Creating japanese sentences is fun (at least for me), but if I cannot join them together, I feel like I sound retarded when speaking...