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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Japanese writing system たてがき、よこがき

 I want to tell you something about the Japanese language and what I can do with it here.On this blog post. For those who don't know the Japanese don't have one way of reading and writing. They have two. There's the traditional form called たてがきtategaki or the modern form called よこがきyokogaki. If you have a Japanese friend online they use the modern form. Which is written the same way as English. But the traditional written the same way as English. But the traditional writing is what we see in manga. This writing is written Top to bottom right to left. If you want to se an example of that I will show it right now:
にこ
ほに
んち
ごわ
わお
わね
かが
りい
まし
すま
かす
??  
 
That says Hi how are you do you understand Japanese? in traditional writing  It's not used on the internet but in real life with manga and other books. Here is the modern version of that:こんいちわおねがいします?にほんごわかりますか?
There you go there's your lesson on the Japanese writing system! Have fun writing it in both ways.