I'm only a beginner at Go, but have been reading the questions in the tag with interest.

However, this game seems to have rather more special terminology than most. What do joseki, shimari, high-point, pincer, aji keshi, fuseki, komi, moyo, tsumego etc. mean?

Could someone explain these terms, or is there a good glossary somewhere that I could consult to help me understand these conversations?

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Most of the special terminology of Go is just Japanese Go terms adopted by English-speaking players. Depending on who you're dealing with, you can be just as likely to see references to "shimari" and "fuseki" as you are to see "corner enclosures" and "the opening".

A good beginner's resource for learning Go can be found at Sensei's Library. In particular, they have a page dedicated to common Go terminology.

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