Re: Hentaigana

From: vlad (emperor.vlad@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 17:48:25 CST

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    On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 12:04:51 +0000, Michael Everson <everson@evertype.com> wrote:
    > At 13:13 +1100 2005-03-05, vlad wrote:
    >
    > >Yes, they do still occasionally see use. There's not much information
    > >on the web in English, but a quick search for turned up
    > >http://homepage2.nifty.com/Gat_Tin/kanji/kana.htm, which gives some
    > >examples of their use, as well as the kanji they're derived from.
    >
    > And these are not glyph variants of Hiragana in what way?

    Some of them are. But many, though they may represent the same sound
    as existing hiragana, have entirely different origins and an entirely
    different appearance. It would be somewhat like unifying S WITH CARON
    and ESH, or TURNED T with DENTAL CLICK, or even unifying HIRAGANA
    LETTER MU and HIRAGANA LETTER N, as before the spelling reform of 1900
    they were used interchangably for both "mu" and "n".



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