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Journal
2016 | 56 | 8-24
Article title

Co stojí za nečitelností současných japonských rodných jmen : jména s narušeným vztahem mezi zvukovou a grafickou podobou

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What makes contemporary Japanese names hard to read : the phenomenon of rising discordance in the sound-character relationship in given names
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CS
Abstracts
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One of the current issues concerning Japanese given names that has been widely discussed in the media and increasingly in academic literature are the so-called kirakira nēmu („shiny, sparkly names“), characterized by unusual and interesting sound and graphic forms. A typical feature of most of these names, written in Chinese characters, is a discordant sound- -character relationship, which makes them hard or even impossible to read. This type of name started to appear in the 1980s, experiencing a boom at the turn of the millennium. The rather negative consequences of this phenomenon, however, started to appear only recently, when generations with a high concentration of such names started to become socially active (attending schools, entering the workforce, etc.). Through an analysis of a corpus of 8,390 current children’s names, this paper seeks to identify particular types of deviations in the sound-character relationship and thus pinpoint what it is that makes current names hard to read.
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56
Pages
8-24
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ARTICLE
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  • Acta onomastica, redakce, Ústav pro jazyk český AV ČR, v.v.i., Letenská 4, 118 51 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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