Old Japanese: A Phonetic Reconstruction

Voorkant
Routledge, 21 aug. 2013 - 312 pagina's
What did eighth-century Japanese sound like? How does one decode its complex script? This book provides the definitive answers to these questions using an unprecedented range of data from the past and the present.
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Early transcriptions of Japanese
5
3 Previous research on phonograms
43
4 Japanese phonology through time
66
5 Old Chinese Middle Chinese and Sinoxenic
89
6 Goals and methodology
158
7 The reconstruction of Old Japanese consonants
164
8 The reconstruction of Old Japanese vowels
198
9 Conclusion
265
Bibliography
273
Index
285
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