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Alternative clues for the word hiragana
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Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context uncountable English) The main syllabary for the Japanese language, used to represent native Japanese words, including particles, and when kanji is used, to represent verb and adjective endings. 2 A letter of this syllabary.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
from Japanese hiragana , from hira "plain" + kana "borrowed letter(s)."
Word definitions in Wikipedia
is a Japanese syllabary , one basic component of the Japanese writing system , along with katakana , kanji , and in some cases rōmaji (the Latin-script alphabet ). It is a phonetic lettering system. The word hiragana means "smooth kana ". Hiragana and katakana...
Usage examples of hiragana.
It was Japanese portable with a keyboard the length of a cricket bat, a complex mess of ASCII, kanji, katakana, hiragana and arcane function keys.
So they took to hiragana and katakana and, in the process, created the country's first true written literature, The Pillow Book of Seishonagon and the classic Genji Monogatari, both dating from the beginning of the eleventh century.
A word would be typed in Hiragana, the fifty-one-letter Japanese phonetic alphabet, and on the screen would appear the corresponding Chinese ideogram in Kanji.
Each page is a grid, a table with hiragana or katakana or kanji in one box, a group of digits or Romanji in another box, and the pages all cross-referenced to other pages in a scheme only a cryptographer could love.