This question probably sounds stupid, but I may as well ask. Let’s say I have a dog named Donnaha (pronounced as “dough-nah-hah”), I write it as どんなは.

If I say something like どんなはは犬です, is this grammatically correct? Can I use は after は?

It’s a very specific case, I know, but I figured it might be nice to know. If some words end with HA or WA, I’d like to know how to handle them.

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    – istrasci
    Sep 21 at 19:28
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    How about いろはは昔の順ですよね。Or ははははの秋の色がだいすきです。
    – A.Ellett
    Sep 21 at 21:45
  • I wonder what made you think は might be different from other particles such as が and に.
    – aguijonazo
    Sep 22 at 6:47

There is not much you can do or need to do.

どんなはは犬です is grammatical, but it would give a difficulty in parsing especially because どんな is an existing word. For the particular case, it is better to write ドンナハは犬です. (BTW Donnaha is really a possible dog name?)

Similarly use of Kanji and punctuations would make sentences more readable. The sentence given in the comment is an instance of classic quiz. Slightly different versions:

  • はははははじょうぶだ。
  • ははのははははははははははははははとわらう。

See here for the answers (click the link). Also note that, being written only in hiragana aside, they are a bit artificial.


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