From: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 31 2009 - 17:16:50 CST
-On [20090131 23:32], Samuel Thibault (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>Here I do not really care about how things are pronounced, but what they
But then still, a single kanji may have 1-5 meanings, and used in a compound
it may get a whole different meaning.
Take for example the kanji for love, ai (U+611B, 愛), it can also be read as
megumi, being a female's name, just as it can be ai, a female's name (and
about 15-20 other female names), as well as, ai, the concept of love or
Then I won't mention stuff like okurigana and the likes yet, where the
addition of hiragana at the end of the kanji can indicate yet another
meaning of a word.
So unless you use a morphological analyser (mecab, chasen), you are going to
lose a lot of information if you insist on a raw one to one mapping from
kanji to English.
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