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Japanese Braille

Index Japanese Braille

Japanese Braille is the braille script of the Japanese language. [1]

23 relations: Abugida, Braille, Braille kanji, Chōonpu, Dakuten and handakuten, Diacritic, Gemination, Glottal stop, Hiragana, Indian numerals, Interjection, Japanese language, Japanese particles, Kana, Kanji, Katakana, Latin alphabet, Night writing, Semivowel, Sokuon, Two-cell Chinese Braille, Voice (phonetics), Yōon.


An abugida (from Ge'ez: አቡጊዳ ’abugida), or alphasyllabary, is a segmental writing system in which consonant–vowel sequences are written as a unit: each unit is based on a consonant letter, and vowel notation is secondary.

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Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired.

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Braille kanji

Kantenji, or braille kanji, is a system of braille for transcribing written Japanese.

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The, also known as,,, or Katakana-Hiragana Prolonged Sound Mark by the Unicode Consortium, is a Japanese symbol that indicates a chōon, or a long vowel of two morae in length.

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Dakuten and handakuten

The, colloquially, is a diacritic sign most often used in the Japanese kana syllabaries to indicate that the consonant of a syllable should be pronounced voiced, for instance, on sounds that have undergone rendaku (sequential voicing).

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A diacritic – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign, or an accent – is a glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph.

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Gemination, or consonant elongation, is the pronouncing in phonetics of a spoken consonant for an audibly longer period of time than that of a short consonant.

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Glottal stop

The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis.

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is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (Latin script).

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Indian numerals

Indian numerals are the symbols representing numbers in India.

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In linguistics, an interjection is a word or expression that occurs as an utterance on its own and expresses a spontaneous feeling or reaction.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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Japanese particles

Japanese particles, or, are suffixes or short words in Japanese grammar that immediately follow the modified noun, verb, adjective, or sentence.

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are syllabic Japanese scripts, a part of the Japanese writing system contrasted with the logographic Chinese characters known in Japan as kanji (漢字).

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Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.

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is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji, and in some cases the Latin script (known as rōmaji).

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Latin alphabet

The Latin alphabet or the Roman alphabet is a writing system originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language.

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Night writing

Night writing, a.k.a. sonography, was a system of code that used symbols of twelve dots arranged as two columns of six dots embossed on a square of paperboard, and is now remembered as the forerunner of Braille.

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In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide, also known as a non-syllabic vocoid, is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.

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The is a Japanese symbol in the form of a small hiragana or katakana tsu.

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Two-cell Chinese Braille

Two-cell Chinese Braille was designed in the 1970s and is used in parallel with traditional Chinese Braille in China.

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Voice (phonetics)

Voice is a term used in phonetics and phonology to characterize speech sounds (usually consonants).

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is a feature of the Japanese language in which a mora is formed with an added sound, i.e., palatalized.

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