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There are probably some questions that Aichi Prefecture can interpret for Japan's only country, and there are few that also provide unexpected questions.


Actually, I have just begun work, but by listing the "letter-tones" of this prefecture, I was finally struck by curiosity.


For example, there are many other place names such as knee folds and Sawatari in this prefecture, and I would like to discover the meaning for a long time.


There are many places named Giro in Omi, Mino, and Ise, but I don't know what they are.


Also, I would like to clarify the origin of the place name such as hirako or Yoraki, which is often found only in Ogosu, with you all.


If there are only one or two examples of isolation, some may be eternally incomprehensible, but if there are many place names that have the same examples in far and near, there is no way to think back and understand. ..


Imagine if this knowledge and interest would spread to every corner of the country in the future, I think there is no other kind of fun effort and suspicion that promises many new discoveries. ..


("Aichi Education" July 1964)


Place name

一 地名の研究

Study of place name


▽ Taking advantage of new motivation to clarify the life history of commoners, open the column of place name research again.


It is a business that has not been succeeded for decades.


I have no choice but to hope for the support and cooperation of my brothers.


The study of place names has already been an important academic discipline in other countries, but in fact, there is a marked difference in fashion depending on the region.


Not necessarily because the right scholars did not come up and advocate.


It attracted the attention of the observer especially in the area where the name of the place itself was characteristic, and did not necessarily cause great interest in other areas.


To explain this with an example, if you look at Nagatakata Masao's "Ainu place name solution", all place names on the seaside in the mountains are clearly Ainu, and their meanings are almost the same as the topography.


Moreover, the nomenclature is not necessarily complicated.


Therefore, if Kyosuke Kaneda's scholarship sways a little, the place names of Ezo Ichijima may be classified and summarized by a table.


In other words, I do not know that the place names in this region are language, not cultural history or social psychology.


However, after the immigrants of the inland people moved a little, how to transform and display it is only a little difficult knowledge.


Contrary to this, our so-called Daihachi place name is often difficult to interpret by the descendants of the user from the north end to the end of the south, and we have to leave it as a mystery. Since there was no such thing, there has been a wind from the old days of "Fudoki" written by Wado and Yoro to try to explain this with a mysterious novel, and many old place names of that kind have continued for more than a thousand years. It is being done.


Although they were added afterwards, it goes without saying that they increased over the years.


In other words, there was ambiguity in the age, and the motivation for the attitude of the naming person was such that transition and evolution were unbelievable.


The senior who transferred it to my research with a coldness that was almost like despair was a benefactor of folklore.


Now, the consistent law allows us to compare the whole country and carry out detailed research.


The preparation is ready.


 In addition to the strange phenomenon that the majority of place names are already unknown even to their owners, another characteristic of Japan is that the place names are endless.


Just as the increase in population will condense land use, subdivision of the district not only increases the need for discrimination, but it is also natural to add appropriate nomenclature, which is sensitive to observation. Is.


The place name that the brothers and sisters of the gods of God were given to the fields in the history of Jindai is already an example. Often, if one goes to this and passes the day, it will be impossible to distinguish oneself from the other in such a rough description.