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Alternative Kanji Forms?

Postby kentaku_sama » Sat 01.07.2012 2:10 am

What's the deal with words like あげる? 

This can be written 

上げる、挙げる、揚げる 

Why, is there any point to using the different kanji? Is there a name for this in japanese?
This has really confused me because I've seen these written all three ways
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Re: Alternative Kanji Forms?

Postby jimbreen » Sat 01.07.2012 2:40 am

kentaku_sama wrote:What's the deal with words like あげる? 
This can be written 
上げる、挙げる、揚げる 
Why, is there any point to using the different kanji? Is there a name for this in japanese?
This has really confused me because I've seen these written all three ways


A good question. The different kanji versions are sometimes just a matter of taste, and sometimes they have a particular nuance. For example there are quite a few contexts where 挙げる must be used, although in most cases 上げる is OK. I have tried to touch all bases in the JMdict/EDICT entry. See:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... 2%E3%82%8B

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Re: Alternative Kanji Forms?

Postby kentaku_sama » Sat 01.07.2012 11:19 am

Ooh, thanks, this is very usefull ^^ 
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