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このかなは何々?

Postby Infidel » Thu 09.27.2012 7:20 am

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Went to a rotary sushi bar today. It was good, but when I was looking at this sign, I couldn't figure out the encircled kana. I asked around, and the owner couldn't figure it out either :D. At first he said, "Mo?" but then looked closer and gave me that puzzled look. Anyone have an idea? Thanks.
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Re: このかなは何々?

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 09.27.2012 7:27 am

明らかに「し」ではないですか

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%97% ... B%E3%81%8D :D
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Re: このかなは何々?

Postby Infidel » Thu 09.27.2012 2:12 pm

Heh, go and solve it by context. :P Still, is this a form that turns up often? This is the first time I've seen し this way, even with the brush.
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Re: このかなは何々?

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 09.27.2012 6:06 pm

I guess it's not a common font, but it crops up when people want to give a traditional/old feel to... something :D When I googled し it didn't come up at all though.
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Re: このかなは何々?

Postby JaySee » Thu 09.27.2012 6:29 pm

Hiragana し comes from 之. The し in your picture is basically just an alternative, somewhat less cursive form of 之 with the dot on top still visible as a (semi-)separate stroke.
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