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Nantalith

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PostSubject: Manyougana   Mon May 24, 2010 1:28 pm

Manyōgana is an ancient writing system that uses Chinese characters to write Japanese language. Manyōgana uses kanji for their phonetic value (借音 shakuon; "borrowed sound") rather than their meaning (借訓 shakkun; "borrowed meaning"). The name derives from the Manyōshū – the kana of the Manyōshū.

Does anyone else know anything else about this old writing system? Some thing other than what I can find on the internet.
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PostSubject: Re: Manyougana   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:27 pm

Isn't manyōgana like, a precursor to hiragana? Don't think you'd need to use it much it nowadays in your Japanese study. But I don't really know. confused

Nantalith wrote:
Does anyone else know anything else about this old writing system? Some thing other than what I can find on the internet.
Er... what can't you find on the internet? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Manyougana   Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:17 am

Oh, I know I don't need it, I'm interested in it - I'm a linguist.
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PostSubject: Re: Manyougana   Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:15 pm

Aha. You should converse with Chanie. You can share linguist notes, lol. study

Seriously tho, she did a course in different writing systems and whatnot. They did a module on chinese and japanese writing if I'm not mistaken.
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