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Nanori (名乗り) are kanji character readings (pronunciations) found only in Japanese names. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Yamada Tarō, a common Japanese name (male) A modern Japanese name (日本人名) consists of a family name, or surname, followed by a given name. ...


In the Japanese language many names are constructed from common kanji characters with standard spelling and pronunciation. Some characters are special in that they occur only in names and have pronunciation which must be learned in each case, such as the female name Nozomi (希). Nanori readings can also be used in conjunction with other readings, such as iida (飯田). Here, the nanori of 飯 (いい) and a kun'yomi (訓読み) of 田 (だ) are used. Often (as in the previous example), the nanori of a kanji is related to its general meaning. The nanori was once used as a general-purpose reading of the character, but such a practice has fallen into disuse. Japanese  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Nozomi at Mars Nozomi (のぞみ) (Japanese for Hope and known before launch as Planet-B) was planned as a Mars-orbiting aeronomy probe. ... The characters for Kanji, lit. ...


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Nanori - Wikipedia (158 words)
Nanori readings can also be used in conjunction with other readings, such as the case Iida (飯田) which uses the Nanori of 飯 (いい) and a Kunyomi (くんよみ) of 田 (だ).
Often (as in the previous example), the nanori of a kanji is related to its general meaning.
Sometimes the nanori was once used as a general-purpose reading of the character, but has fallen into disuse.
Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 179 (568 words)
If you would like us to look for nanori which relate to a specific concept or virtue, you could make some suggestions and we could research names that would be appropriate.
The nanori is what Herbert Plutschow (1) calls the "taboo name" and which other writers have erroneously called "secret names".
Nanori (and tsuushou) were commonly given at genfukunoshiki when the individual became an adult.
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