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Okinawan pronunciation added in Kumiodori play script

Okinawan pronunciation added in <em>Kumiodori</em> play script

November 22, 2013 Ryukyu shimpo

Uchinaguchi (Okinawan language) has words that cannot be pronounced using the 50 Japanese syllabary. In this respect, the difficulty of using the Japanese writing system to read Uchinaguchi aloud has limited the spread of the language and passing it on to the next generation. In seeking solutions, Okinawan language researchers have created a special play script using the 50 Japanese syllabary plus 23 more Okinawan characters. Kochinda...