Japanese alphabets

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Japanese alphabets

Post by Dembol » Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:02 pm

One quick question.
There are three j-alphabets.

How many ideograms make up each one??
I'm arguing with some dumbasses on another forum and I'd like to wast'em all with inforamtion from some people who (unlike me) have some decent knowledge about japanese :)

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Post by FuguTabetai » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:10 am

Katakana: about 46 (http://members.aol.com/writejapan/katakana/kana.htm) doesn't list some archaic characters

Hiragana: about 48 (http://www.genki-online.com/kyozai/hiragana.html) doesn't list some archaic characters.

Kanji: about 2000 important characters, about 30,000 (or as many characters as exists in Chinese) total characters.

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Post by Dembol » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:12 pm

Thank you. That should end the discussion.

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Post by iidesu » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:54 pm

The reference links are invalid. Please check it.

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