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1.3.4.6. What is the "kwa" in "kwaidan"?

In older texts, variant romanizations which are now no longer used are sometimes seen. Some examples of words romanized in this way have survived to the present day. Examples include:

Other non-standard forms used to indicate Japanese pronunciation include adding an "h" after a vowel, as in "Noh plays" or "bokeh" (a photographic term), or the use of an acute accent as in saké or Pokémon to indicate that an e is not part of an English vowel + consonant + e construction but should be pronounced by itself. See also 5.5. What English words come from Japanese? for more English words which come from Japanese.


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