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Hiragana etymology

ryuurui

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I decided to create a series of posts on our blog (beyond-calligraphy.com) about etymology of both kana's that are in everyday use in modern Japanese language (hiragana and katakana). I believe that it is much easier to learn those syllabaries if one understands their origin.

I will begin with hiragana and then move to katakana. I will also add my calligraphy to the posts to explain the text better. This way, those who base their learning of Japanese language exclusively on the ナ?ヒ?スナ。 (printed font), will have a chance to see a proper written forms of those characters. Link to the first post is below:

Hiragana a

Comments / suggestions are welcome!
 

ryuurui

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sorry, i removed the link as i need to fix one picture
 
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