Cole
When is katakana used to write words that are typically written in hiragana? From what I have seen it can be used for emphasis. I was reading the lyrics of a song and they write "ソレ” instead of "それ”. The full line reads "歪なソレが美しく見えたんだ " Is this just done for emphasis? Or is it for readability? Or some other reason?
Oct 27, 2018 12:21 AM
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It is an emphasize. The reasons for using katakana are as follows. 1)."to make it look like an distinguished/independent instance,", 2)."to liberate it from the meaning of kanji" In this case, it is 1). For details, please refer to https://www.italki.com/question/449576
October 27, 2018
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish