My most recent research programme is designed to examine possible linguistic sources to Proto-Japanese. The aim of the research is to present a clearer picture of the genesis of the Japanese language. I believe the oldest mythology might provide one of the clues to this enigma, besides the particular language groups that might have contributed to the formation of Japanese.

I am also continuing research of classical Japanese drama, especially the origins of its unique rhythm of hiranori. In my opinion, hiranori shows striking afinities with ancient Greek Homeric hexametric verse and I am eneavouring to find out if there might be a connection.

My translation activities encompass classical poetry, especially of the Heian period, also Heian prose (Taketori monogatari) and nō dramas.

Mgr. Ivan Rumánek, PhD. et PhD


You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info