Re: Hentaigana

From: vlad (
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 20:13:03 CST

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    On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 21:36:19 +0100, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai
    <> wrote:
    > -On [20050304 21:32], Asmus Freytag ( wrote:
    > >Sometimes it takes an initial, coherent writeup to get the attention
    > >of expert reviewers that would allow the proposal to make definite
    > >progress. So if there are any volunteers....
    > I am learning kanji/hiragana/katakana at the moment, so I might be able to
    > get some research done on this subject. I am definitely willing to do this.
    > Is there an URL that explains what a proposal requires to be written
    > down/researched? (Most likely another FAQ I'm asking here.)

    > >PS: the fact that these are not in current everyday use is somewhat
    > >immaterial - neither is Cuneiform. They do seem likely candidates
    > >for the representation of historic documents etc.
    > Most definitely. And apparently it is still in somewhat limited use in
    > everyday Japanese life (kisoba shops for example).

    Yes, they do still occasionally see use. There's not much information
    on the web in English, but a quick search for 変体仮名 turned up, which gives some
    examples of their use, as well as the kanji they're derived from.

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