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Old 02-22-2005, 07:52 AM   #10
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: kata dori vs. katate dori

Peter A Goldsbury wrote:
Yes, this is what makes the language so interesting\and difficult. There are, for example, 139 different Chinese characters in written Japanese that can be read as 'ki', (as in ai-ki-do).
Hi Peter:

Well.... reading and pronouncing wouldn't be the same "ki" though, would it? For the "Ki" we're generally talking about, both Chinese and Japanese tend to use the right-hand character up at the top left of this page, wouldn't you agree? Good heavens.... this reminds me of the story about a college professor who spent 40 years of his life trying to prove that the "Illiad" wasn't written by Homer, but by another Greek of the same name.

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