Tag: orthography

74 What are the differences between じ and ぢ, and ず and づ? 2011-06-17T00:11:40.603

39 Arabic numbers: half-width or full-width? 2011-06-07T08:41:07.613

35 What does the little っ (tsu) signify when at the end of a word? 2011-06-24T01:30:45.877

31 Do Japanese writers use underline for emphasis? 2011-07-04T13:43:14.620

28 Distinguishing certain characters in handwriting and print (Similar-looking Kana and Kanji) 2011-09-03T16:53:36.857

28 Why are points used where furigana would be normally? 2014-04-06T12:52:46.053

25 Is there a reason why numbers in Japanese are delimited into blocks of four? 2014-05-31T14:21:08.547

21 What does the nakaguro (・) between these two words mean? 2012-06-13T18:00:16.740

19 Are there general rules on when to use kanji vs. kana? 2014-03-30T08:09:56.580

18 Use of the question mark and か 2011-06-18T00:37:48.300

18 Which is the "official" kanji for さい, 歳 or 才? 2011-07-10T14:33:50.357

17 About writing numbers using Japanese numerals vs using Arabic numerals 2011-06-04T16:44:05.400

17 Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese? 2011-12-13T18:46:01.300

16 What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing? 2011-08-08T12:10:19.840

16 Why can some words be written with or without okurigana? How do the uses differ? 2012-07-23T05:01:51.783

16 Is the "wa-particle" in katakana ワ or ハ? 2012-09-04T00:10:09.267

16 Are there words which consist of katakana and hiragana letters together? 2014-04-02T13:16:13.877

16 Can I insert hiragana in words I only know partially how to write? 2014-11-13T09:38:57.403

15 Is there a logic for deciding when to employ furigana? 2011-06-16T11:33:13.807

14 Is Japanese that lacks proofreading likely to contain bad spelling or grammar? 2011-09-19T09:16:52.980

14 What determines whether a word gets a kanji compound or katakana? 2012-07-06T19:32:10.913

14 Haphazard usage of katakana and hiragana for particles and okurigana 2013-12-20T04:04:06.583

14 Spaces in children's books 2015-08-24T17:24:34.113

13 Use of kana iteration marks (ゝ, ゞ, ヽ, ヾ) 2012-04-18T05:06:53.643

13 How has Japanese kanji and kana usage changed since 1945? 2015-12-01T21:03:36.323

13 Why is this katakana not reversed? 2016-03-29T16:15:54.520

13 How often do single dots stick to the top of kanji? 2016-04-21T03:55:10.063

13 Is it acceptable to use kanji and hiragana in the same word if a kanji character is unknown? 2018-01-20T23:48:55.350

12 Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it? 2011-09-02T11:36:11.210

12 Why do TV subtitles use spaces (instead of commas)? 2012-05-28T22:25:48.087

12 Is there a standard for where to put spaces in kana-only Japanese? 2013-04-01T07:28:55.907

12 Why are equal signs used to substitute an English hyphen? 2018-09-06T23:28:40.480

11 Can I write Japanese name "Midori" this way - 緑? 2011-08-09T04:52:14.083

11 Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji? 2011-09-04T00:45:18.850

11 Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported? 2012-08-04T02:00:24.007

11 What is the difference in usage between a plural using (a) the kanji repetition character 々, (b) a plural using -たち, and (c) the singular? 2012-10-15T14:27:13.353

11 Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン? 2013-01-05T12:31:51.560

11 What special kana are used to write foreign words? 2014-03-29T02:38:44.147

11 How would one emulate capitalized letters in Japanese? 2014-05-06T09:51:58.357

11 Why is こおり spelt with an お rather than an う? 2017-10-31T09:47:21.717

11 Why using です in katakana? 2019-01-19T21:04:00.220

10 Orthography at the turn of the previous century 2014-03-12T07:24:18.107

10 How can one stop "去年【きょねん】教職【きょうしょく】" from looking like a weird 4 kanji compound? 2015-09-13T17:40:08.107

10 Tally Marks in Japanese? 2017-02-03T02:43:45.683

9 The many ways to write {かっこいい} 2011-06-07T15:50:38.837

9 What is the appropriate size of hiragana in proportion to kanji? 2012-08-07T17:12:04.870

9 Writing キリン vs 麒麟 (Giraffe vs Qilin) 2012-10-10T02:48:30.383

9 Difference between うーん and ううん 2012-10-29T05:34:15.717

9 When writing vertically, where do small kana go? 2013-01-25T18:13:33.587

9 「はは」(母) and ハ行転呼 2013-03-24T13:17:58.583

9 Encountered な with ten-ten 2013-05-16T04:12:08.943

9 Is there a reason why some questions have question marks and other don't? 2016-08-06T19:53:10.600

9 Why was つ originally used to mark consonant gemination? When was that? 2016-09-19T08:44:43.853

9 Can 々 stand for a duplicated kanji with a different reading? 2019-07-24T08:52:52.750

9 Are 变 and 変 the same? 2019-08-12T21:45:27.323

8 Are the names of some food items written in katakana? 2011-10-06T12:11:26.773

8 What is the proper term for the use of archaic kanji? 2012-03-05T14:49:55.760

8 What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana? 2012-05-17T03:55:01.563

8 Why is the affixal 子 treated specially when abbreviating people’s names? 2012-06-09T23:04:21.300

8 Distinguishing 沙 from 砂 2012-10-05T03:36:20.070

8 Why do Japanese people read Classical Japanese with a set of weird sound shifts? 2012-12-03T17:38:04.220

8 What is the difference between the wave dash 〜 and long vowel marker ー when marking long vowels? 2013-04-07T21:11:34.763

8 Why is "Yamata no Orochi" written in katakana? 2013-12-19T23:24:00.483

8 What do you do if a genkoyoshi line ends with e.g. す。」? 2014-06-11T03:39:53.530

8 When was 歴史的仮名遣い standardized? 2014-06-19T20:30:01.513

8 Why is hiragana used in the middle of this compound word? (障害者 vs 障がい者) 2015-06-05T02:42:22.537

8 What do you need kanatype sensitivity for? 2015-12-02T15:13:55.857

8 Academic/historic attempts to create an alternative writing system similar to Hangul? 2017-07-15T22:45:38.280

8 Is top-to-bottom, left-to-right writing order common in Japanese calligraphy? 2017-10-04T02:17:18.963

7 What romanization scheme is used by programmers? 2011-10-03T06:58:08.190

7 Usage of Traditional style characters vs Simplified Chinese characters adopted in Kanji 2013-01-16T15:42:18.627

7 Working with parentheses (English vs Japanese) 2013-02-05T21:59:20.640

7 What does it mean to write wasei-eigo and gairaigo in Romaji? 2014-04-14T17:29:16.920

7 皆さんはどんな字を書いていますか? / How do Japanese speakers write kana or kanji by hand? 2016-05-30T16:01:15.057

7 Attempts to distinguish English "L" and "R" sounds using (extended) katakana 2018-02-16T16:20:36.557

7 What does the へさうな mean in "逢へさうな" 2018-04-18T06:03:29.163

7 Use of kanji when writing 言う 2018-06-05T13:48:02.007

6 不被下候: When was it common, and what were the rules? 2012-07-16T15:02:46.503

6 Are there rules for when 'e' becomes 'a' in compound words? 2012-11-06T05:08:12.207

6 Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes 2013-01-05T22:44:31.500

6 What qualities characterise girlish Japanese handwriting? 2013-02-02T01:13:04.100

6 What is the origin of ゟ (より)? 2013-08-30T20:52:37.977

6 Ordering a drink, conversational Japanese 2013-11-05T16:32:36.023

6 Rosetta Stone uses は instead of わ 2014-03-22T05:39:14.960

6 How do you indicate line breaks in a poem when it is written without actual line breaks? 2014-12-14T22:09:42.470

6 How common is the practice of writing わたし in kana and わたくし in kanji? 2015-08-11T16:38:29.610

6 What phonetic shorthands (like 〼, 〆) are there in Japanese? 2015-08-14T21:02:31.413

6 Are Japanese speakers likely to confuse "message" and "massage" in English? 2015-12-18T13:12:29.333

6 What are the most obscure kanji? 2016-06-11T22:16:52.130

6 Can't find this character in the dictionary 2016-11-27T16:57:51.320

6 Is there a term for whether kanji or kana is used? 2016-12-05T09:54:41.550

6 有り難う vs 有難う — Is this the same word? 2016-12-29T10:50:14.950

6 Marking figurative meaning of word 2018-08-29T09:01:21.000

5 Why is マシ written using katakana? 2011-09-13T03:57:46.710

5 What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)? 2013-09-24T17:12:49.337

5 even on 常用漢字表{じょうようかんじひょう}, no kanji have an official 送{おく}り仮名{がな}? 2014-04-02T23:27:56.680

5 Are 万葉仮名 (man'yōgana) chosen consistently? 2014-04-08T01:01:10.853

5 How to know when I should use katakana form words referring to animals, lesser creatures, or other organisms? 2014-05-02T03:31:01.083

5 Standard for writing/pronouncing loanwords: ウインドー v.s. ウィンドウ, etc 2015-02-05T10:26:38.990