合略仮名

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ごう
Grade: 2
りゃく
Grade: 5
か > が
Grade: 5

Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 合略 (gōryaku, rare term, literally abbreviating together) +‎ 仮名 (kana, kana, Japanese phonetic syllabary characters). The kana changes to gana as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞ːɾʲa̠kɯ̟ᵝɡa̠na̠]

Noun[edit]

合略仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 合略假名, hiragana ごうりゃくがな, rōmaji gōryakugana)

  1. a kana ligature

Usage notes[edit]

These ligatures are obsolete, as of a government edict passed in 1900. Examples include for コト and for より.