Last modified on 17 December 2012, at 18:07

Character  ヴ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER VU
Unicode block Katakana
Codepoint U+30F4
See also: and

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

The katakana character (u) with a dakuten ().

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization vu)

  1. The katakana syllable (vu), whose equivalent in hiragana is (vu).

Usage notesEdit

This is a relatively recent addition to kana usage to represent the non-native sound vu. As such, this is only found in borrowed words. Older speakers may pronounce this more as /bu/, [bɯᵝ].

Related termsEdit

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