Commit a8bf9858 authored by Thomas Dennis's avatar Thomas Dennis

Fill out the basic voiced kana section.

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<h2>Basic Kana (Voiced)</h2>
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In addition to the basic "unvoiced" sounds described above, modified versions
of the k/s/t/h kana are used for "voiced" syllables. These "voiced" kana look
almost identical to their unvoiced equivalents except for the addition of two
small strokes in the top-right corner called a <i>dakuten</i>. There are also
"half-voiced" variants of the five "h-" kana, which use a small circle (known
as a <i>handakuten</i>) in place of the usual dakuten mark - see below:
<table class="kana-grid">
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<span class="btn js-hiragana-btn btn-primary"><b></b> Hiragana</span>
<span class="btn js-katakana-btn"><b></b> Katakana</span>
In a lot of cases, the voiced kana sound similar to the unvoiced counterpart;
"ka" becomes "ga", "sa" becomes "za", and "ta" becomes "da". However, this is
not always true - you'll notice that "ha" becomes "ba" or "pa", despite their
sounds not being quite as similar as the other examples. Additionally, you'll
notice that there are a few inconsistencies, just as there are with the basic
unvoiced kana:
<li><b>zi</b> is actually transliterated as <b>ji</b></li>
<li><b>di</b> is actually transliterated as <b>ji</b>, just as し and シ are.</li>
<li><b>du</b> is actually transliterated as <b>zu</b>, just as す and ス are.</li>
The ぢ/ヂ and づ/ヅ characters are significantly less common than the じ/ジ and ず/ズ
ones, though they aren't obsolete in the same sense that ゐ/ヰ and ゑ/ヱ are.
<h2>Compounds (Unvoiced)</h2>
<p class="warning-box">TODO: Add more detail to this section...</p>
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