JAPANESE: A LINGUISTIC INTRODUCTION

Chapter 4: Writing System

Exercise 4.1

Suppose that you are appointed to the committee to reform the Japanese orthography. What changes would you recommend?

Exercise 4.2

Rewrite the following words in katakana.

1. Chevron Pascagoula Refinery 6. Budget Control Act
2. deep ocean expedition 7. global warming
3. La Peña Cultural Center 8. Marriage Certificate
4. Green Bay Packers 9. monocular telescope
5. Family Caregiver Alliance 10. cyberbullying

Exercise 4.3

Complete this table.

Exercise 4.4

Discuss advantages and disadvantages of writing in the 訓令式, ヘボン式, and IPA.

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