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fbharjo commented on the word Kaibun
Japanese palindrome ... reads the same top down or bottom up.
Japanese people describe the word as being the same when read from the top (ue kara yomu) as when read from the bottom (shita kara yomu).
example: Shi-na-mo-n pa-n mo re-mo-n pa-n mo na-shi (シナモンパンもレモンパンも無し) - There is neither cinnamon bread nor lemon bread.
Another Ta-ke-ya-bu ya-ke-ta (竹薮焼けた) - A bamboo grove has been burned.
August 9, 2012
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