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Why are some alphabetization heading letters grouped together in pairs? [#12585]
: Why are some alphabetization heading letters grouped together in pairs?
(2022-07-22 22:05) [#12108]
There are four sections that for some reason pair consecutive English/Latin letters:
E (え), F (ふ)
P (ぱ行), R (ら行)
U (う), W (わ)
Y (や行), Z (ざずぜぞ)
Is there any particular logic for this, or is this just a holdover of something like the letters previously having been grouped in bigger ranges like A-H, I-O, P-R, S-Z, and one-by-one the letters were broken off the ranges and moved out to their own sections, as the list grew longer with new additions? At this point, it's a little confusing that there are these pairs; it seems to me the list should be broken up entirely by letter.
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(2022-07-24 06:51) [#12109]
Just to limit the length of the Table of Contents. Ease of navigation (no need of scrolling) is more important than strict logic in such cases, I think.