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Etymology edit

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Alternative spelling
片假名 (kyūjitai)

Compound of (kata, part) +‎ 仮名 (kana). is in turn a cognate with (kata).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(かた)()() or 片仮名(カタカナ) (katakana

  1. Katakana, a set of Japanese syllabary characters, secondary to hiragana, derived from portions of Chinese characters whose sounds approximate the Japanese sound being represented. Chiefly thought of as being used for loanwords (cf. カタカナ語 (loanword, literally katakana word)), it has a number of other uses too, complementing hiragana; see   Katakana on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN