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kana-majiri

[ kah-nuh-mah-juh-ree; Japanese kah-nah-mah-jee-ree ]
/ ˈkɑ nəˈmɑ dʒə ri; Japanese ˈkɑ nɑˈmɑ dʒiˈri /
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noun

the standard script of modern Japanese, in which kanji are used for root elements, supplemented by kana for inflections and particles and sometimes for indication of the Japanese pronunciation of kanji.

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Origin of kana-majiri

<Japanese, equivalent to kanakana + majiri mixing

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