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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Japanese syllabaries

They goofed up in this episode of my favorite Slovak quiz show, Duel. They asked:

Uveďte názov aspoň jednej z dvoch japonských slabičných abecied používaných na prepis cudzích slov.

Name at least one of the two Japanese syllabaries used to transcribe foreign words.

As the contestant didn't know the answer, the host said the two syllabaries were hiragana and katakana. Sure, both are syllabaries, but hiragana is not used for that purpose, katakana is.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Mais fácil eu entender eslovaco que conhecer silabários japas.