四つ仮名

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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, romaji 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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