The katakana syllabary
is mainly used for writing borrow
words. The Japanese
have been using words from other languages
for a while now, and even more so durring the technical revolution
. Most of the borrowed words are from (British
, but they have used words from a few other languages like German
) and others (but I can't think of any more example
s right now).
The way they use katakana to make these words Japanese compatable
is by attempting to recreate
of the original word with the phonetics
of the Japanese language.