Hiragana and Indic Scripts

Peter Friedlander peterfriedlander at YAHOO.COM.AU
Tue Aug 10 03:56:54 UTC 2010

Dear Colleagues,
any ideas on leads on Indic script connections with Japanese Hiragana/Katakana scripts?
Hiragana/Katakana starts a i u e o ka ki ku ke ko etc.
The organization of the Japanese sound system seems related to Indic systems, but Japanese histories of their scripts that I have seen are quite silent on the relationship between Siddham and Kana script systems that I have observed (my current notes on this at http://bodhgayanews.net/melbournehindi/?p=22).
I am sure that somebody must have written on this, any idea where?

Peter Friedlander

Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer in
Hindi and Buddhist Studies

Asian Studies

School of Social

La Trobe
University, VIC 3086

Phone: + 61 3 9479

Email: p.friedlander at latrobe.edu.au


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