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Postby Charlie Brown » Sat 02.25.2006 5:32 am

Howdy,
I just stumbled across this site a few days ago. I,m an apprentice bladesmith(just a hobbie) here in the USA, and was looking for pics of japanese swords, when I came to this site by accident. Seemed pretty neat so I started memorizing Hiragana . My question is, how can you tell where one word ends and another begins without spaces between the words?

Thanks for your time,
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RE: newbie question

Postby richvh » Sat 02.25.2006 5:51 am

In hiragana only, you can't; with kanji mixed in, however, the kanji will usually start a new word.
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RE: newbie question

Postby Charlie Brown » Sat 02.25.2006 6:18 am

That makes a little more sense.

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RE: newbie question

Postby AJBryant » Sat 02.25.2006 1:29 pm

My question is, how can you tell where one word ends and another begins without spaces between the words?


Familiarity with the words.

Afterallyoudon'treallyneedspacesinenglishtoreadthis.

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RE: newbie question

Postby TrilinguisT » Mon 03.06.2006 12:14 am

i have this problem with my native language...

just learn it -- it should come easy the more you know.
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