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Sometimes in mangas there points where you would expect normally furigana. What meaning is it supposed to have?

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possible duplicate of Do Japanese writers use underline for emphasis? –  Andrew Grimm Apr 7 at 10:10

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The dots, called [傍点]{ぼうてん}, function like italics or underline with the Latin alphabet. They are for emphasis.

To see the effect in rōmaji:

futatabi kanojo jishin no kuchi kara kiku koto ni naru to wa

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As a point of interest, what happens if furigana are needed as well as the 傍点? –  Simon Gill Apr 7 at 8:44
    
@SimonGill At least in the manga of the question, the ふりがな seem to have simply been omitted. 口, 聞く, and 事 are all more basic than 彼女 and 自身, but have ふりがな, whereas 彼女 and 自身 just have 傍点. –  Earthliŋ Apr 7 at 9:30
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@SimonGill, I'm fairly certain that I've seen cases of both ルビ and 傍点 on top of each other... but can't seem to find any cases online. –  dainichi Apr 7 at 12:18

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