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Old 07-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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So I was looking up more about the Japanese language and came across this really interesting page on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillization_of_Japanese

That got me thinking - are there any other alphabets (other than Chinese characters and Latin script) that could be used/are used to render Japanese? Just seems kinda cool to have Japanese written in another, less common, alphabet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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You can approximate any language in any script.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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I thought the languages had to be mutually similar, like from the same language family.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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I dont think so.For example I can do the same using the greek alphabet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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Guess I was wrong then.....Oh well.....

So, then it would be possible to render Japanese in Hebrew/Arabic?
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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I think, Grach, you might be thinking of Transliteration, the process of converting one written language to another. (or maybe phonetic transcription is what you're after. Ugh, you can tell linguistics isn't my strong suit)

But indeed, it would be possible to render Japanese syllables in Hebrew or Arabic script.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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The key word in my post was "approximate", of course. I doubt you'd get any transliteration of any language, even a 1-1 one, which allows non-speakers to accurately imitate all pronunciations.

And good luck finding languages "mutually similar" to Japanese. One theory proposes Korean as the closest relative. If you're familiar with loanwords either way you'll see that the phonemes are rather different.
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^ IMO Japanese and Korean are pretty similar even with their phoneme differences.

Sorry if I'm going off track but I noticed romanised Maori (the language used by aboriginal New Zealanders) is strikingly similar to romanised Japanese, with a few exceptions like wha and who sounds in Maori.
In other words, you could probably use katakana as a script for notating Maori. Which I think is the opposite of what Grach wanted... : P
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #9
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^ IMO Japanese and Korean are pretty similar even with their phoneme differences.
Yeah, not a student of Korean but my sources tell me they do have a fair bit in common. Just speaking in terms of transliteration.

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Sorry if I'm going off track but I noticed romanised Maori (the language used by aboriginal New Zealanders) is strikingly similar to romanised Japanese, with a few exceptions like wha and who sounds in Maori.
In other words, you could probably use katakana as a script for notating Maori. Which I think is the opposite of what Grach wanted... : P
Well, Japanese seems to use "primitive" sounds (not in the sense of barbaric, but rather simple or elementary) so that would make sense to me.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
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^ IMO Japanese and Korean are pretty similar even with their phoneme differences.

Sorry if I'm going off track but I noticed romanised Maori (the language used by aboriginal New Zealanders) is strikingly similar to romanised Japanese, with a few exceptions like wha and who sounds in Maori.
In other words, you could probably use katakana as a script for notating Maori. Which I think is the opposite of what Grach wanted... : P
It's not the opposite per se..... I just thought the rendition of various languages into another alphabet was a more useful/interesting way of doing things instead of direct translation.

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Well, Japanese seems to use "primitive" sounds (not in the sense of barbaric, but rather simple or elementary) so that would make sense to me.
Still think that Japanese sounds much better than English by far.....

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phonetic transcription is what you're after
You'd be correct on that. Though I doubt it'd be easy to render in Hebrew.
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