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「とらわれた くつじょく は はんげき の こうし だ」Would a Japanese person understand こうし in this spoken line WITHOUT kanji? [Attack on Titan]

日本人です。嚆矢という単語は知りませんでしたが、それを不安には思いません。 理由を説明しますと、JIS漢字コードに登録されている漢字は11,233字あるらしいのですが、常用漢字の数は2,000字前後なので、知らない漢字に出会うことは珍しくありませんし、日本人は自分のその後の人生に関わってこないであろう漢字は無視することが多いのです。 調べて漢字の意味を知ることがあったとしても、その反応は「...
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「とらわれた くつじょく は はんげき の こうし だ」Would a Japanese person understand こうし in this spoken line WITHOUT kanji? [Attack on Titan]

嚆矢 is a rare word, but it's not exceedingly rare. Along with terms like 狼煙 and 鬨の声, it's a word you might find in fantasy or historical fiction, and even in journalists' news commentary, to symbolize ...
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Is there an "opposite"/"inverse" of 当て字・熟字訓?

I am a little confused by your question, since 当て字 is already the opposite of 熟字訓, the former is reading Kanji by its sounds regardless of meaning, e.g. 寿司, the latter is the opposite, by its meaning ...
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Why Chinese "h" often corresponds to Sino-Japanese "k"?

h in romanization of Mandarin language is [x] (and e.g. in Cantonese it is [h]). [h] is recently developed consonant in Japanese language itself: Old Japanese (8th century) and some earlier part of ...
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