Where's the on/kun -yomi for 明日?

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pago
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Where's the on/kun -yomi for 明日?

Post by pago » Sat 07.13.2013 5:59 pm

I look up the kanjis 明日, but I can't find any on- or kun -yomi that reads like ashita, what's going on here?

SomeCallMeChris
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Re: Where's the on/kun -yomi for 明日?

Post by SomeCallMeChris » Sat 07.13.2013 7:29 pm

It's an irregular reading, the reading of 明日 as あした applies to the word not to the individual kanji.
大人・おとな is another.
There are probably a few dozen like this used in modern Japanese, a lot more if you read older texts.

pago
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Re: Where's the on/kun -yomi for 明日?

Post by pago » Mon 07.15.2013 11:46 pm

Ah, thanks :)

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