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Tag Archives: hiragana
01 Dec 2009
Learning Japanese: Writing System
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Learning JapaneseThe Japanese writing system consists of three main components: hiragana and katakana (collectively known as kana), and kanji. Arabic numerals are often used instead of traditional numerals. Occasionally Latin characters are used for effect. Rōmaji is used to phonetically transcribe Japanese into a Latin-only […]
17 Nov 2009
In a moment of insanity, I decided I would attempt to learn Japanese, at least to the extent I could decipher the written language. Japanese is one of the hardest languages for westerners to learn. The written language is exotic and entirely opaque to me. Before even getting into simple syntax and grammar, I have […]