1st Edition

Old Japanese
A Phonetic Reconstruction





ISBN 9780415859912
Published September 3, 2013 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

What did eighth century Japanese sound like? How does one decode its complex script? This book provides the definitive answers to these questions using an unprecedented range of data from the past and the present, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Sanskrit and Tibetan sources, and enables the reader to approximate the original pronunciation of Old Japanese literature.