JapaneseeBook - 2002
Japanese ranks as the sixth language of the world with more than 125 million speakers in the island state of Japan. Its genetic relation has been a topic of heated discussion, but Altaic and Austronesian languages appear to have contributed to the early formation of this language. It has a long written tradition, which goes back to texts from the eighth century AD. The modern writing system employs a mixture of Chinese characters and two sets of syllabary developed from the Chinese characters. This book consists of fourteen chapters covering the phonology, morphology, the writing system, gramma.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2002.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 360 pages) : map.