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や also means shop / store but I'm not sure whether only as a suffix or whether it's usually spelled as kanji, but "hon-ya" is bookshop for instance.

This article now illustrates that we don't have an adequate system for marking words which are only ever written in kana, words which are normally written in kanji which have the pronunciation of this kana, and words wich are sometimes written both ways. Should we have 3 sections, one for each case, should we mark each entry in the artice, should we have 2 sections for the 1st two cases and treat the mixed case specially? — Hippietrail 06:48, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)