Japanese Names: A Comprehensive Index By Characters And Readings

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Floating World Ed, 2005 - Art - 376 pages
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This comprehensive dictionary of 36,000 entries has been the standard reference for students and scholars faced with the difficult problem of correctly prounouncing Japanese names. Now, finally, available in a larger and more readable format, the dictionary is divided into two parts, the first organized by stroke count, to facilitate the search for readings when the characters are known; the second part organized alphabetically by romanized reading, to facilitate finding the characters for names whose pronunciations are known. Included are the names of more than 7,000 individuals of literary, historical, or artistic importance, while multiple readings are listed in descending order from most to least likely.

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P. G. O'Neill was Professor of Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His books on the Japanese language are considered standards in the subject, and include "An Introduction to Written Japanese" as well as "Respect Language in Modern Japanese,

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