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CONLANG  November 2002, Week 1

CONLANG November 2002, Week 1

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Re: Mixed writing systems

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John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 2 Nov 2002 16:49:04 -0500

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Yoon Ha Lee scripsit:

> Don't you often find hiragana glosses in *really* tiny characters above
> kanji in manga sometimes, especially for younger readers?

They are called "rubi" in Japanese, oddly enough from the old English term
for 5.5 point type (before the