Re: Lexical order of Hiragana/Katakana?
From: KURASAWA Nozomu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Lexical order of Hiragana/Katakana?
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:32:08 +0900
> Yes, In Code-table order small kana come before normal ("big") kana.
> But In lexical order I (usually) do NOT make a distinction between
> small and normal.
> きつく < きっと
I have a Japanese dictionary "Shincho Gendai Kokugo Jiten" (first edition).
(This page shows the second edition).
Here shows a part of rules which the dictionary has.
1. Order words by IGNORING distinction between big/small (like
つ/っ), normal/dakuten/handakuten (は/ば/ぱ), hiragana/katakana
2. Additional rules of
a. normal first, dakuten next, handakuten final
(は -> ば -> ぱ)
b. big first and small next (つ -> っ)
and so on are considered ONLY when order is same in the rule 1.
あつい -> あっか -> あつかう -> あつがみ -> あつかわ -> あっかん
I have used several Japanese dictionaries since I was a small child
and I think this is a common set of rules for most of Japanese dictionaries.
I have an impression that other small rules (hiragana/katakana, handling
of "ー", and so on) may differ between dictionaries but I may be wrong.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>