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Remembering the Kanji II: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters

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Beneath the notorious inconsistencies in the way the Japanese language has come to pronounce the characters it received from China in the fifth century, there lies a solid and rather ample base of coherent patterns. Discovering these patterns can reduce to a minimum the time spent in brute memorization of sounds unrelated to written forms. Volume II of REMEMBERING THE KANJI takes you step by step through the varieties of phonetic pattern and offers helpful hints for learning kanji that resist systematization.

About the Author

JAMES W. HEISIG is a permanent research fellow of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya, Japan), where he has been since 1978 and which he served as director from 1991 to 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870407482
Subtitle:
A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters
Author:
Heisig, James W.
Publisher:
Japan Publications Trading
Location:
Tokyo :
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning
Subject:
Instruction | Japanese
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning and Instruction | Japanese
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
19901015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
297 figs
Pages:
397
Dimensions:
8.67x5.94x.89 in. 1.27 lbs.

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