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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai YU.png
U+3086, ゆ
HIRAGANA LETTER YU

[U+3085]
Hiragana
[U+3087]

Japanese[edit]

hentaigana form (obsolete variant hiragana form (𛃥). Another form of cursive )
Stroke order
2 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable[edit]

(romaji yu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (yu). Its equivalent in katakana is (yu). It is the thirty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ya-gyō u-dan, row ya, section u).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Attaches to the irrealis form of verbs. Conjugates as a lower bigrade: ye, ye, yu, yuru, yure, -.

Suffix[edit]

(-yu)

  1. expresses passiveness
  2. expresses possibility
  3. expresses natural, spontaneous occurrence
Derived terms[edit]


Okinawan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Ryukyuan *wo, from Proto-Japonic *wo. Cognate with standard Japanese (wo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

(rōmaji yu)

  1. (archaic, literary) A case particle.
    1. (archaic, literary, with transitive verb) An accusative case particle: a grammatical marker following the direct object.
      (たる)(うら)みとぅてぃ()ちゅが浜千鳥(はまちどぅり)
      Taru-yu uramituti nachuga hamachiduri.
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    2. (archaic, literary, with intransitive verb) away from, off
    3. (archaic, literary, with intransitive verb) along, following a specified route, track, orbit, etc.

References[edit]

  • ” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.
  • ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.