CHRONOLOGY

1798

Toshiaki Honda publishes 'Secret Proposals on Political Economy' Japan should copy the English Trade Model

 

GLOSSARY

Japlish

Japanese English wasei eigo

established katakana elements have a compounding use parallel to kanji cf mai

Nelson

the Japanese English Character Dictionary

Andrew Nelson's definitive reference work revolutionary in its time 1962

a

first vowel in aiueo order

pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon

Andrew Nelson

US Japanese lexicographer 1893 - 1975

The Modern Readers Japanese English Character Dictionary Tuttle 1962

Common Law

customary law of England from 13th cent

adopted by English speaking countries unsystematised vs Civil Code

e

fourth vowel in aiueo order

pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon

hebonshiki

Hepburn system of romanising kanamajiri

vowels as Italian and consonants as English the leading system vs kunreishiki

honcho

Big Boss

exceptionally surviving in financial English from GHQ era pidgin

i

second vowel in aiueo order

pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon

jubako yomi

nest of boxes pronunciation ju/on hako/kun

kanji reading mixing on and kun as gaitame forex parallel to television in English

kyapitaru

capital

inserted y preserves the a pronunciation diphthong of the English a little more closely

kyasshingu

cashing

inserted y preserves the a pronunciation diphthong of the English a little more closely

MIC

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

English name echoes the pre War naimusho and teishinsho ministries cf MoPM

MoF zaimusho

MoF's new name the Ministry of Financial Affairs

the Japanese name change was accepted but no change made in the English

o

fifth vowel in aiueo order

pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon

u

third vowel in aiueo order

pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon

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