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Old Kana and Old Words

Postby strange368 » Sun 04.03.2005 5:47 pm

Okay everyone knows that Japanese was reformed long ago in the 40's and they eliminated many of the discrepencies in the language. Well recently, I have wanted to find old Japanese words and about all I could find was this:
Image It features the ひらがな "wi" and "we" which raised my eyebrow along with this カタカナ chart: Image which also features the "wi" and "we" characters. Does anyone know of a way I can find the old Japanese words that feature these two syllables that have been long gone from Japanese? Any help would be appreciated! :)
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RE: Old Kana and Old Words

Postby hihlordjp » Mon 04.04.2005 5:46 am

I found a book that dealt with classical Japanese. Of all the examples, I can remember only one right now.

It's 声, written in hiragana as こゑ (kowe) instead of modern-day こえ (koe).
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
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RE: Old Kana and Old Words

Postby strange368 » Mon 04.04.2005 6:16 pm

Do you remember the name of the book?
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RE: Old Kana and Old Words

Postby hihlordjp » Wed 04.06.2005 12:51 am

strange368 wrote:
Do you remember the name of the book?


No, unfortunately. I'm sorry.
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

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RE: Old Kana and Old Words

Postby matsupine » Wed 04.06.2005 1:30 am

this website might give some insight on old japanese words. check out the grammar section.
http://www.classical-japanese.net/
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