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Hiragana vu.svg
U+3094, ゔ
HIRAGANA LETTER VU
Composition: [U+3046] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3093]
Hiragana
[U+3095]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
4 strokes

Etymology[edit]

The hiragana character (u) with a dakuten (). The hiragana , and were introduced for hiragana-katakana correspondence with , and in the Japanese input method in Fujitsu OASYS[1] and then registered in JIS X 0213[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(romaji vu)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of with no meaningful usage.

Usage notes[edit]

This is a relatively recent addition to kana usage to represent the non-native sound vu. As such, this is only found in borrowed words. Older speakers may pronounce this more as /bu/, [bɯᵝ].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ooooasys, 2008-08-16
  2. ^ Katsumi Kokoma, message on 「ヴ」のひらがな(道浦俊彦), Kotoba Kaigishitsu, 2000-05-16