Thread: tori vs. dori
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
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Re: tori vs. dori

Usually if it follows a word of discription it changes because of pronouciation. This occurs with K & G, T & D, H & B, etc.

Example:
Katame no Kata vs. Waki Gatame
Kiri vs. Kesa giri
Tori vs. Katate dori

Its the same word, it just changes spelling depending on its grammatic function. This is similar to alot of English "exceptions to the rule" in grammar. English probably has many more than japanese.

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