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JapaneseEdit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja

EtymologyEdit

The character with a handakuten

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

き゚ (romaji ngi)

  1. (nonstandard, linguistics) The hiragana syllable き゚ (ngi). Its equivalent in katakana is キ゚ (ngi)

Usage notesEdit

[ŋ] is an allophonic variation of /ɡ/ in Japanese; this phenomenon is known as 鼻濁音 (bidakuon, nasal voiced sound). This character is not used in standard Japanese, but instead for distinction between the two allophonic variations by Japanese linguists.

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