In an earlier post I talked about the three Japanese character systems. Writing in Hiragana and Katakana is good practice for learning the sounds and vocabulary of Japanese. Here's how to do it on OSX:
- Go to system preferences: international: input menu
- Tick the Kotoeri check box, and the "show input menu in menu bar" box
- You'll see a little flag or icon in the menu bar - clicking on this brings up the list of available input types
- Select "Hiragana" or "Katakana". Each time you type a valid phoneme ("ka", "ta", "e","ni"...) it is automatically changed to the Hiragana or Katakana character.
So my name, in Katakana, is: エマ
The Knights who say "Ni" are the Knights who say ニ
And so on...
With love from アンチエム