The Japanese kana script is derived in its form from Chinese characters. But the order of the kana letters is based on that used generally in scripts of India. The study centres on the historical background of this order and searches for historical values of the old Japanese sounds as reflected in this order.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.