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Re: Orthography Question

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 10, 1998, 5:16
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> Hey! I always wondered why _tabako_ was written in hiragana! :D
Yeah, apparently it's just been in the language for so long, that they seem to have forgotten that it was foreign! Or maybe when it entered the language the distinction between hiragana and katakana wasn't so strict? Any Japanese experts out there? -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor