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Re: Ancient kana

Postby NileCat » Thu 10.21.2010 1:37 pm

Yeah! That's the...what do you call it?...spice? of this...ah...philosophical piece, I think. :)
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Re: Ancient kana

Postby phreadom » Thu 10.21.2010 1:52 pm

burstandbloom wrote:Not too much to contribute here, but someone mentioned Evangelion. Interesting, in the title of the new releases of the movie they use the character 'ヱ'.
ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版. Just thought I'd point that out!

From the "Film Titles" section of the Rebuild of Evangelion page on Wikipedia:

The film titles, in contrast to the normal katakana spelling of Evangelion (エヴァンゲリオン), replace the e (エ) and o (オ) characters with the obsolete we (ヱ) character and the infrequently used katakana wo (ヲ), respectively. The change is purely a stylistic one, as there is no change in pronunciation and all appearances of the Latin spelling of "Evangelion" remain the same.

( Or read the page in Japanese: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版 )
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