I'm trying to increase my kanji and pretty much look up the kanji for everything these days.
I discovered that the kanji for ひらがな and カタカナare 平仮名 and 片仮名 respectively.
Any explanation for the choice of kanji ?
平 means flat/peace, while 片 means a sheet/leaf.
仮名 comes from the Chinese 假(false)名(name) alias/pseudonym/pen-name which means Kana in Chinese.
That's all I got.
Could it be that ひらがな is more smooth and curvy and hence more calm and ''peace-like''?
Whereas カタカナ is more sharp and cornery and hence more aggressive and ''sheet-like''?