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Okinawan scripts

Index Okinawan scripts

Okinawan language, spoken in Okinawa Island, was once the official language of the Ryukyu Kingdom. [1]

17 relations: Chōonpu, Gemination, Hiragana, Japan, Japanese language, Japanese writing system, Kanji, Katakana, N (kana), Okinawa Island, Okinawan language, Orthography, Ryukyu Kingdom, Ryukyuan languages, Sokuon, University of the Ryukyus, Vowel length.


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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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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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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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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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 writing system

The modern Japanese writing system uses a combination of logographic kanji, which are adopted Chinese characters, and syllabic kana.

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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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N (kana)

ん, in hiragana, or ン in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora.

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Okinawa Island

is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan.

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Okinawan language

Central Okinawan, or simply the Okinawan language (沖縄口/ウチナーグチ Uchinaaguchi), is a Northern Ryukyuan language spoken primarily in the southern half of the island of Okinawa, as well as in the surrounding islands of Kerama, Kumejima, Tonaki, Aguni, and a number of smaller peripheral islands.

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An orthography is a set of conventions for writing a language.

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Ryukyu Kingdom

The Ryukyu Kingdom (Okinawan: Ruuchuu-kuku; 琉球王国 Ryūkyū Ōkoku; Middle Chinese: Ljuw-gjuw kwok; historical English name: Lewchew, Luchu, and Loochoo) was an independent kingdom that ruled most of the Ryukyu Islands from the 15th to the 19th century.

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Ryukyuan languages

The are the indigenous languages of the Ryukyu Islands, the southernmost part of the Japanese archipelago.

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

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University of the Ryukyus

The, abbreviated to, is a national university of Japan in Okinawa Prefecture.

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Vowel length

In linguistics, vowel length is the perceived duration of a vowel sound.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_scripts

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