Presentation on theme: "By Max. What is Katakana Katakana is the phonetic written Japanese language (there are a total three written Japanese languages.) Katakana is simpler."— Presentation transcript:
What is Katakana Katakana is the phonetic written Japanese language (there are a total three written Japanese languages.) Katakana is simpler than the Chinese based characters, but other than that, why have a third language?
Reasons for existing Katakana is necessary because there are some words that cannot be translated, such as names. Other words that cannot be translated are made up words (ie: flubber,) and words that have just been invented (ie: recent scientific discoveries.)
The three particles of Japanese speech are: –Ga, or wa –Ni –O, or wo The particles denote the part of speech: –Wa goes between the subject and the direct object –Ni goes between the direct object, and the indirect object –O goes between the indirect object and the verb
Pronunciation key All of the consonants are pronounced normally. A is pronounced ah E is pronounced ay I is pronounced ee O is pronounced oh U is pronounced oo
Where I got the pictures I got the pictures from: –The Katakana Writing Tour at http://members.aol.com/writejapan/katakana/wr itutor.htm http://members.aol.com/writejapan/katakana/wr itutor.htm –Babel fish at http://babelfish.altavista.com/http://babelfish.altavista.com/