Inspired by a recent AskMe
, a search for videos featuring the 'Iroha Uta' turned up a number of interesting versions. The iroha
is a pangram based on the Japanese syllabary, and thus uses each of the 48 characters once and only once (Wikipedia explanation
). Let's start with the 'lovely' Hatsune Miku singing it
. (Bonus: she includes hand symbols for each character - used by this young lady for her version
.) [more inside]
Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary
The history of a man who single-handedly invented a new and unique writing system which made the literacy rate of his nation shoot from 0% to 90% in just a few years.