Reading a source in kuzushiji 1 – exercise
Reading a source in kuzushiji 1 - exercise
Note: When comparing both texts take into consideration that, in the transcription, phonetic markers and punctuation were added to guide the reader for better comprehension. The use of phonetic markers such as dakuten (゛) or handakuten(゜) did not start to spread, very slowly and unevenly, until later in the 17th century. Consistent punctuation rarely appears in Japanese texts before the 19th century.
Two syllabic sounds appear written with different hiragana. Are you able to spot them? Write the two syllabic sounds written differently in the 17th-century version using hiragana and also provide the number of the line in which they appear (for example か4).