万葉仮名

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万葉仮名: development of hiragana from man'yōgana

Noun[edit]

万葉仮名 (hiragana まんようがな, romaji man'yōgana)

  1. the early Japanese syllabary using Chinese characters to represent Japanese sounds: the predecessor of hiragana and katakana

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