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otsu

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese otsu "second".

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otsu (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) In Old Japanese, one of two sets of vowels of uncertain pronunciation which fell together in modern Japanese.
    • 1991: Christopher Seeley, A History of Writing in Japan
      Later—during the ninth century—the and otsu groups did come to be used interchangeably.
    • 2001: John R. Bentley, A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose
      He rejects the claim of Matsumoto (1984) that the and otsu -o- vowels are in complementary distribution, and therefore these two vowels are allophones of a single vowel.

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otsu

  1. rōmaji reading of おつ