This is a fairly vague question and I will try and make it more specific, but, if possible, could you list the changes that have occured in japanese writing in particular? (e.g character change, sentence structure, way of writing, etc.). I don't expect there to be a complete list, but if you have anything that you know of please put it below. I ask this because people say that some of my grandma's japanese, -particularly in letters- is seldom used anymore, but is still largely understandable; so, I am curious as to what made it seem outdated. If it helps at all, my grandmother was born in Shimane prefecture in the mid 1930's

  Thank you!
          Morella A.

closed as too broad by broccoli forest, Earthliŋ, virmaior, user3856370, dotnetN00b Jul 29 '15 at 19:26

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • Why don't you make it more specific before posting it? – Earthliŋ Jul 29 '15 at 11:51
  • @Earthliŋ Many times I may make some questions more specific after I post them because people may ask certain follow up questions that I didn't think would help, or I someone may ask something that I didn't think about. – Morella Almånd Jul 29 '15 at 16:34

A lot has changed, IMO one good way is to compare newspapers from the days. This one is from the Meiji era: http://www.geocities.jp/tanaka_kunitaka/takeshima/saninshimbun/02.gif

This one from during WW2: http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/005/523/32/N000/000/000/123528635262516412541.jpg

This is from 1960: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PAoTj0oNAQ0/U3XNJ1s7WpI/AAAAAAAAAAA/o2JBaQG5iaM/s1600/19601215_KobNP_1.jpg

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.