New answers tagged

5

Main question: Why do they use sometimes small version of katakana ヵ 'ka' in a word? The small ヵ here actually derives from the kanji 個 or 箇, used as the generic counter for things. This was abbreviated to 个, and in turn, this became the regular-sized ケ or small ヶ seen in words like 一ヶ月. Since the counter in these contexts is read as ka, this abbreviated ...


6

I did 尻取りgames when I was a child before the war - more than 70 years ago - as every child did. 尻取り was one of the most popular and inexpensive games played among pre-war children, because they didn't have video games or smartphones to kill time as today's children do. I and other children never paid attention to whether the ending letter of the word was ...


0

You already knew that しりとり=尻取り, hip takings, am I correct? ( But let me answer since I did not at all. ) I found that しりとり can go back to even Heian Era, and it is related 文字鎖{もじぐさり}, ( what is 文字鎖{もじぐさり}?) If you google by the word 文字鎖,a site comes up.. There 武者小路実隆{むしゃのこうじさねたか}(1661~1738), read 源氏物語,according to the rule of 文字鎖,whose pronunciation of ...



Top 50 recent answers are included