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Sep 20, 2010, 10:42
Actually, both Katakana and Hiragana are derived from Kanji (the "ji" (characters) of the Han (phonetically changed to "Han") Dynasty - just as "Romaji" refers to the "ji" of Roma, the Roman alphabet).
A good reference here would be Roy Millers; The Japanese Language, and also his Reader.

Rainbow Warrior
May 28, 2013, 02:53
Thank you, do you have any references to ancient alphabets?