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Hiragana

Formation

Reading

Meaning

Structures

Joyo

Jinmei

The Japanese language has three different writing styles; hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Each of these writing style has its unique usage and a particular way of encoding phonological or semantic information. The following sections describe each of the writing styles in detail.

1. Hiragana / Katakana

2. Kanji Systems

2.1. Formation

2.2. Reading

2.3. Meaning

2.4. Forms/Structures

Appendix A: A List of Joyo Kanji

Appendix B: A List of Jinmei Kanji


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