6 Replies ・ Started by yagita at 2021-03-30 06:18:29 UTC ・ Last reply by yagita at 2021-03-31 11:23:58 UTC reading 幽り If you could help me with this, any idea how it`s supposed to be pronounced？ 幽り Leebo at 2021-03-30 06:23:07 UTC What's the context? Where did you see it? I don't really see any reason to suggest that it's something anyone would be expected to be able to read unless they knew the reading in advance. Leebo at 2021-03-30 06:40:16 UTC I realize that sounds a little strange, obviously you need to know a reading before you can read it, but basically I'm asking if someone created that string, rather than it being an established word. yagita at 2021-03-31 09:08:07 UTC Hi, thanks! Initially I thought it might be an author creation... (the text I am reading is this https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/sprj/1/0/1_69/_pdf/-char/ja But it appears in several texts that belong to other authors, as you can see in the link below... However, cannot figure out how to pronounce it :( https://www.google.com/search?q=%E2%80%9D%E5%B9%BD%E3%82%8A%E2%80%9D&sxsrf=ALeKk01OhQAxa6EWJ5pXUChDlVVVjEKmQA:1616904045493&source=lnms&tbm=bks&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9w5H6jNLvAhVMyosBHVKwC2QQ_AUoAXoECAEQCw&biw=1366&bih=657 Leebo at 2021-03-31 10:59:59 UTC From a little googling, I found the word 幽世, which can be read かくりよ, and it can also be written 隠り世. So it's plausible that 幽り is read as かくり here. Leebo at 2021-03-31 11:01:01 UTC This document is really old though, no? This word isn't even in my Koshien dictionary. yagita at 2021-03-31 11:23:58 UTC Thanks!!. かくりseems to make sense in the context. The paper I am reading is not that old, is from 1984. But almost every other source that showed me this kanji-okurigana combination was quite old, from meiji, taisho or early showa. Thanks for taking the time, you helped me a lot!! Log in to reply.