Chinese "kanji"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 7 02:38:47 UTC 2005

Yes.  He writes:  "Hiragana script is arranged in the Iroha order,
which by itself makes up a famous Buddhist poem."  The order is  i ro
ha ni ho he to chi ri nu ru (etc.).  And Katakana "is arranged in the
Gojuonjun, meaning the 'order of fifty sounds'."  This order (I
assume, following the same path in his chart as the Iroha) a i u e o
ka ki ku ke ko sa (tc.)  Nakamishi, p 94.


At 10/6/2005 10:11 PM, you wrote:
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>I've never seen the kanas juxtaposed with different orderings. Does
>Nakanishi say anything further about it? BB
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society
> > [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Joel S. Berson
> >
> > True, according to
> >  "Katakana is mainly
> > used for writing loan words and the names of persons and
> > geographical places that can't be written in kanji."  In
> > passing, my source
> > (Nakanishi) says that the two syllabaries have different
> > orderings, while this site displays them identically.

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