Japanese writing . By: Dennise & Jacqueline. Introduction.
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Ancient Japanese was only a spoken language. The Japanese didn’t have their own writing system. Written documents were in Chinese. Japanese learned Chinese from Korean scholars. Japanese adapted Chinese characters to write their own language.
1)What was the first language taught to Japanese children?
2)What is Katakana used for?
3)In modern Japanese what is kanji used for?
4)What is the third theory of the origin of the Japanese language?
5)What are the three kana scripts?
1)Hiragana was the first language taught to Japanese children.
2)Katakana is used for writing the names of persons and geographical places.
3) In modern Japanese kanji are used to write parts of the languages such as nouns adjectives stems and verb stems.
4)The third theory: The Japanese language came from wet rice farmers immigrating from Korea.
5)Three kana scripts are: modern cursive hiragana, modern angular katakana, and the old syllabic use of kanji.
日-day 日本-Japan 火-fire
手-hand 小-small 犬-dog