Speaking Japanese — The Interchangeability of /s/ and /h/

It is said that, before the Second World War, there were curious differences in the writings on signboards of pawnshops, which seemed to differ based on the prefecture one was in. If you were in Tokyo, you might see ใ€Œใ—ใกใ‚„ใ€ (shichiya). But if you were in the Kansai region, particularly Osaka, you might see ใ€Œใฒใกใ‚„ใ€ … Continue reading Speaking Japanese — The Interchangeability of /s/ and /h/