How do you type these....

狐の水
Asked 5 years ago

Okay, so in "Katakana: An Epilogue" we learn those crazy little combinations.  I've always had a hard time figuring out how to exactly type them out on the computer (it actually made me dislike the word Sweden to an extreme high). So is there an easy way to figure out how to type these out?  some work i noticed, but just the ones that are 'obsolete' (While writing this i guinea pig tested this and managed to get the "we" in sweden right, but other things like the "Ti" doesnt go well --->  チイ or Wo ---->  ヲオ  but using the same method (hitting the first letter (t) then hitting 'i' twice makes it go to yeah...) makes ウェ work... (Hitting w once then e twice (Deleting the second 'e' of course afterwards))

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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So, for your example of typing Sweden, I know some IME's have you type x before the vowel in order to get the small vowel in there.

On Mac, I type suu then xe then hyphen, then den.  スウェーデン

 

It can be a little confusing.  :)

Taylor
Answered 5 years ago

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Btw ti in Japanese is ち
デビルズダイアリー
Answered 5 years ago

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In Microsoft IME, Typing an "l" (el) before also works (just like x). To get the ティ in party, you can type "teli." Like you figured out, there are some combinations with "w" as well. We = ウェ, Wi = ウィ, etc. Also try "v" for some of the voiced sounds: Va = ヴァ, etc. "F" plus vowels also gives combos: Fi = フィ、Fa = ファ, and so forth.

Some other shortcuts that may be handy in a Windows environment: alt + shift will change the language your in, and if you are in Japanese, shift + caps lock will change from direct input to hiragana. I have a different IME on my laptop though, which is like a Japanese keyboard, and that makes the ~ key the one that switches between hiragana and alphanumeric.

Snowman
Answered 5 years ago