Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Orthography Question

From:Eric Christopherson <eric@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 10, 1998, 5:11
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Eric Christopherson wrote: > > The closest equivalent I can think of in any natlang is how > > Japanese uses katakana to represent foreign words (except for Chinese > > words borrowed long ago). > > And _tabako_ (cigarettes), borrowed from Portuguese a few centuries ago, > it's now written in hiragana.
Hey! I always wondered why _tabako_ was written in hiragana! :D