- 27 May 2003
Does anyone know the origin of katakana, I found katakana especially easy to forget. It's there away I can have them ingrained deep in memory, a kind of mnemonic, or by looking at its etymology?
Originally posted by tasuki
I personally don't know of any way to make kana easier to remember except writing them over and over and over and over again just as they do in Japanese schools until you can write them right and remember them.
No problem. It's interesting that there is still some derivation controversy on the hiragana side (I actually did once come across a different kanji for "ne" in some older sources). And a few appear to have been simplified almost beyond recognition over time, although in these cases it is also helpful to look at the katakana and hiragana together (as most happen to share the same source kanji).Originally posted by thomas
Thanks for sharing these resources, Elizabeth. I added them to our directory.