Kolin Chasm (kchasm) wrote in linguaphiles,
Kolin Chasm
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No Hiragana. Kanji Only. Final Destination.

So I've had this vague question floatin' around my head over whether it's possible to write in Japanese using only kanji...but it felt sort of like one of those "stupid questions", so I never bothered to ask.

And then I saw this:



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Could somebody explain this "writing Japanese with just kanji" thing to me, please? I mean, just in general. I like linguistics, and I like Japanese, so...well, it's interesting, and I want to know more.
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