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Re: [Lingo] Development of Kana?
- Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:46:54 +0100
- From: Niels Kobschätzki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [Lingo] Development of Kana?
- References: <A298493F-E60F-4E88-B0AD-8F4F8DC7470B@example.com> <email@example.com>
On 17.12.2009, at 11:26, Jim Breen wrote: > 2009/12/17 Niels Kobschätzki <firstname.lastname@example.org>: >> Does anyone here has by any chance some idea where I can get reliable and citable information (so to speak: not the wikipedia) about the development of hiragana and katakana? I found a paper on Man'yogana but nothing really on the nowadays used scripture :( >> An electronic resource would be best :) > > I *strongly* recommend Christopher Seeley's "History of Writing in Japan ". > (http://www.amazon.com/History-Writing-Japan-Christopher-Seeley/dp/082482217X) > > Very readable and very authoritative. Great, thanks > No electronic version, unfortunately. But available in three local libraries - I love Berlin regarding available literature about Japan (my university has an okish university library, a good library regarding Japanese sciences and then there's the Staatsbibliothek which has the biggest collection of books relating to East Asia in Europe) ^^ Still one has to find what he searches. Thanks again :) Niels
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