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Additions To Part 1

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This chapter provides the three important additions to the first volume of this book. The first of them includes a revised chart of the man'yōgana signs. Two other additions include an important note on the Western Old Japanese phonology, and a description of the second person pronoun ore that was overlooked in the first volume. The traditional transcription kai is based on the belief that there were no /yi/ or /wu/ syllables in Western Old Japanese. The second person pronoun ore can be both singular and plural. It probably has the same structure as other pronouns ending in -re, namely that the form ore represents an extended stem. Both Old Ryukyuan and most modern Ryukyuan languages have a second person singular pronoun that is apparently cognate to WOJ ore 'you'. The familiar and pejorative pronouns very often reflect the original pronominal system.

Keywords: Japanese phonology; man'yōgana; ore; Ryukyuan; second person pronoun



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