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Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai

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Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai

Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai (上代特殊仮名遣) is an archaic kanazukai used to write Japanese during the Nara period. Its primary feature is to distinguish between two groups of syllables that later merged.


The following are the syllabic distinctions made in Old Japanese.

a i u e o
ka ki1 ki2 ku ke1 ke2 ko1 ko2
ga gi1 gi2 gu ge1 ge2 go1 go2
sa si su se so1 so2
za zi zu ze zo1 zo2
ta ti tu te to1 to2
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