変体仮名

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Hentaigana for (ha), from cursive for
Hiragana for (ha), from cursive for
Kanji in this term
へん
Grade: 4
たい
Grade: 2
か > が
Grade: 5

Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 変体 (hentai, variant form) +‎ 仮名 (kana, the hiragana or katakana syllabaries; a syllabary character). The kana changes to gana as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

変体仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變體假名, hiragana へんたいがな, rōmaji hentaigana)

  1. hentaigana: obsolete, now-non-standard hiragana

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN