History&Present of the Japanese Language

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History&Present of the Japanese Language by Mind Map: History&Present of the Japanese Language

1. History

1.1. 6th century

1.1.1. "Old Japanese"

1.1.2. Chinese writing to Japan

1.1.3. Writing in Chinese

1.1.4. Pronunciation and grammars different

1.2. 8th century

1.2.1. "Old Japanese"

1.2.2. Buddhist text written in kanbun

1.2.3. use Chinese characters

1.3. 9th century

1.3.1. Japanese Buddhist monk created simple characters

1.3.2. Early 'kana' forms

1.4. 13th century

1.4.1. "Middle Japanese"

1.4.2. Chinese characters

1.4.3. Japanese 'kana' script

1.5. 17th century

1.5.1. "New Japanese"

1.5.2. Chinese characters

1.5.3. Japanese 'kana' script

2. Present

2.1. Spoken Japanese

2.1.1. 5 vowels

2.1.2. consonant never appear alone

2.2. Grammar

2.2.1. S+O+V

2.2.2. No grammatical plurality

2.2.3. No future tense

2.2.4. complex system of honorific

2.3. Written Japanese

2.3.1. kanji

2.3.2. hiragana

2.3.3. katakana