๐›„Ÿ

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See also: ๆฑ™ and ใ†
𛄟 U+1B11F, 𛄟
HIRAGANA LETTER ARCHAIC WU
โ† 𛄞
[U+1B11E]
Kana Extended-A 𛄠 โ†’
[U+1B120]

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ๆฑ™.

Syllable[edit]

๐›„Ÿ (romaji wu)

  1. The hiragana syllable ๐›„Ÿ (wu). Its equivalent in katakana is ๐›„ข (wu).

Usage notes[edit]

In modern Japanese, old /ฮฒฬžu/ evolved into /u/, and is written as ใ† in hiragana and ใ‚ฆ in katakana. The sound /ฮฒฬžu/ was reintroduced later and is written as ใ†ใ… in hiragana and ใ‚ฆใ‚ฅ in katakana - however most speakers pronounce this as a long /u/ sound.
  • ๐›„Ÿ is a retrospective invention. It was not actually used in the ancient Japanese literature (which uses man'yลgana instead) and thus is not included in the historical kana orthography.
  • In Meiji era grammar books, ๐›„Ÿ was sometimes used to spell ใƒฏ่กŒไธ‹ไบŒๆฎตๆดป็”จ verbs.
  • In ancient times, all ใฏ่กŒ sounds were pronounced /pV/ (โ€œVโ€ being any of the Japanese vowels). Then, during the Nara period, it shifted to /ษธV/ when it was in the middle or at the end of a word. Between the Heian and Kamakura periods, /ษธV/ changed to /ฮฒV/โ†’/ฮฒฬžV/โ†’/V/. Some older grammar books used ๐›„Ÿ to show this in ใƒ่กŒๅ››ๆฎตๆดป็”จ verbs, ใƒ่กŒไธŠไบŒๆฎตๆดป็”จ verbs, and ใƒ่กŒไธ‹ไบŒๆฎตๆดป็”จ verbs (e.g. ๆ€(ใŠใ‚‚)ใต (omofu) as ๆ€(ใŠใ‚‚)๐›„Ÿ (omowu).

See also[edit]

The Hiragana script
ใ‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚•ใŒใ‹ใ‚š ใ•ใ– ใŸใ  ใช ใฏใฐใฑ ใพ ใ‚„ใ‚ƒ ใ‚‰ใ‚‰ใ‚š ใ‚ใ‚Žใ‚ใ‚™ ใ‚“
ใ„ใƒ ใใŽใใ‚š ใ—ใ˜ ใกใข ใซ ใฒใณใด ใฟ ๐›€† ใ‚Šใ‚Šใ‚š ใ‚๐›…ใ‚ใ‚™
ใ†ใ…ใ‚” ใใใใ‚š ใ™ใš ใคใฃใฅ ใฌ ใตใถใท ใ‚€ ใ‚†ใ‚… ใ‚‹ใ‚‹ใ‚š ๐›„Ÿ
ใˆใ‡ ใ‘ใ‚–ใ’ใ‘ใ‚š ใ›ใœ ใฆใง ใญ ใธในใบ ใ‚ ๐›€ ใ‚Œใ‚Œใ‚š ใ‚‘๐›…‘ใ‚‘ใ‚™
ใŠใ‰ ใ“ใ”ใ“ใ‚š ใใž ใจใฉ ใฎ ใปใผใฝ ใ‚‚ ใ‚ˆใ‚‡ ใ‚ใ‚ใ‚š ใ‚’๐›…’ใ‚’ใ‚™
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