In addition to using the Rocket Japanese Grammar Newsletters, I purchased some other books and workbooks to help me learn hirigana, katakana, and kanji. I came across a discrepancy in the writing of the symbols for "ki". There is the symbol shown in Newsletter #5, a "t" with a double cross and a loop to the left. Two of my workbooks by different authors show "ki" as what I can best describe as a "t" with two crossbars floating on its side with a curve beneath it. Are both correct? Which is most commonly used today? Am I apt to encounter other discrepencies as my studies continue? Thank you so much for your assistance. Sherry[/quote]
Hiragana symbol for ki
March 22, 2008
March 23, 2008
Yes, both are the same. The first one you discussed is the kind you see typed on the computer. き The second one you talked about is written. http://japanese.about.com/blhiraganalesson2.htm It'll look like the first "ki" you see on that page.