Talk:愛

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Cantonese hypercorrection adding /ŋ/[edit]

According to w:Hypercorrection, the initial /ŋ/ added by some Cantonese speakers is a hypercorrected reversal of the tendency to drop initial /ŋ/, so the "proper" pronunciation is oi3. If that can be confirmed, a usage note is due. Rod (A. Smith) 19:27, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Hiragana derived from 愛?[edit]

I have no idea which hiragana was purportedly derived from . I strongly suspect that inclusion in this category (Category:Han characters from which hiragana were derived) is a mistake. Can anyone confirm this? And if so, which kana? -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 22:14, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that's a mistake. I think someone got confused because 愛 could be used in man'yōgana to represent the え mora, but え and エ were derived from different kanji: 衣 and 江, respectively. あ and ア are from 安 and 阿, respectively, too, not 愛. (See the Wikipedia pages for Hiragana, Katakana, and Man'yōgana.)
Ulmanor (talk) 17:41, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, Ulmanor! -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 17:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Category craziness[edit]

What on earth are all the "Japanese terms spelled with 愛 read as" categories that show up at the bottom of the article? They're all red, so do they really need to exist at all?
Ulmanor (talk) 02:51, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

  • They are added by the {{ja-readings}} template under the Kanji section. I assume they are all the possible pronunciations of this character in Japanese. Each pronunciation gets its own reading category. Some of the categories contain only this entry, so there is not much point creating the category. Just leave them be I say. JamesjiaoTC 03:01, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I still think it makes the article look unwieldy.
Ulmanor (talk) 04:50, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Ordinarily there are only a few readings so it's not so unwieldly, but in any case I've reverted the template to its old behavior. Haplology (talk) 05:21, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
I think that looks much better. Thanks for taking the time!
Ulmanor (talk) 18:16, 25 October 2013 (UTC)