四つ仮名

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Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

四つ (yotsu) and 仮名 (kana), with rendaku.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (phonetics) The four kana (ji), (ji), (zu), and (zu), which today have among them only two pronunciations in standard Japanese, but were at one point pronounced in four distinct ways.

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