四つ仮名

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
か > が
Grade: 5

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Etymology[edit]

四つ (yotsu, four) +‎ 仮名 (kana)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) つがな [yòtsúgáná] (Heiban - [0])
  • IPA(key): [jo̞t͡sɨᵝɡa̠na̠]

Noun[edit]

四つ仮名 (hiragana よつがな, rōmaji yotsugana)

  1. (orthography) the four kana pairs of /, /, / and /, the latter two of which represent historical morae that are now pronounced identically to the former two in most major dialects