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Mixed writing systems

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Saturday, November 2, 2002, 4:49
On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 11:25 , Florian Rivoal wrote:

> As I wrote, the hiragana sillabary can be use instead of kanji when the > characher you want to write is to difficult. Since women of that time > didn't know kanji, they just replaced everything with hiragana. There is > no technical dificulty to do it. It is just not the common use.
Don't you often find hiragana glosses in *really* tiny characters above kanji in manga sometimes, especially for younger readers? I don't exactly have extensive experience of manga, but I do have some in the original language. :-p Granted, I have exceptionally bad eyesight, but it made me wonder if manga-enthusiasts ever go around with magnifying lenses. One of my conlangs has a mixed writing system in theory, but in practice I' ve left off development with the alphabet. It's something I may or may not get around to remedying. Yoon Ha Lee [] God is dead.--Nietzche Nietzche is dead.--God


John Cowan <jcowan@...>