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Discussion in 'Foreign Languages' started by Uchiha Amik, May 30, 2007.

  1. Uchiha Amik

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    Hiragana characters there are?

    and also how many Katakana characters there are?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    there are 104 for Hiragana:oh...not so sure...I just counted all the Hiragana characters from the list that my sensei gave to me...
     
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    wow, what exactly are you even looking at
    either you're teacher is high or you just counted katakana, hiragana, and all the tenten symbol alterations and added them all together

    there are 46 hiragana
    and 45 katakana

    this doesn't include adding tenten symbols, which aren't hiragana/katakana anyways, they just alter the sound
     
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    Hiragana, Hiragana+Dakuten, Hiragana + Handakuten, The aforementioned + contractions. Adds up to about 104, judging from the flashcards I made and used a while ago.
     
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    ahh, i see.

    i thought there were 104 too at first, but was like "no way"

    so there are 46 and 45 respectivley?

    thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    There's actually less. Handakuten and handukon are very slight variations of the characters that change a sound to another similar one (unvoiced -> voiced)

    Example the character
    ka is

    The character for ga is




    ku is く and gu is ぐ


    K and g are similar sounds. G is just a voiced version of k, meaning you use your vocal chords more. Say both sounds and notice that you move your mouth pretty much the same way, however it feels different in the throat. (you feel it vibrate more on the g sound)
     
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    hmmm, interesting. that is helpful.

    im getting ready to use the Nakama textbook to learn in a few days.
     
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    wha...i'm so sorry...
     
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    LOL.. why do you say that! its a pretty good book!
     
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    i used that exact same book and finished all 12 chapters with an A in both the college classes

    if you need any explanations concerning material covered in the book, please send me a pm.
     
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    what! serious. your like my new best friend, lol thanks!
     
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