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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