Evan Martin wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 03:14:31PM +0900, Hal E. Fulton wrote:
> > > Why you guys don't read Japanese?
> >
> > Heh heh... when you reduce it to an alphabet of 26 characters,
> > I will be more inclined to learn it.
> 
> Japanese is actually similar to English, in that respect!
> We've 26 lowercase and 26 uppercase (similar but different symbols with
> the same pronounciation), while they have 46 hiragana and 46 katakana
> (when you ignore the voicing marks and such).
> 
> It's just the addition of kanji that complicates things... :)
> 
Ah, but there are so many homonyms in Japanese that it often takes the
Kanji to tell them apart. And the puns!