Difference between maai and ma
Can you please describe the difference between maai and ma?
What is kanji for ma and maai and what does each of them mean?
What is closer to initial meaning of ma: timing or time sense?
Thank you for your question.
Ma: 間 (hope you can see the kanji) can be
Maai: 間合い is physical and spacious distance. Most of the time, it is used as “distance” in kendo.
“What is closer to initial meaning of ma”: So this depends on the context in which the word is used. But if it does not mean “distance” it means “timing”.
Hope this helps.
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