U+3084, や
HIRAGANA LETTER YA

[U+3083]
Hiragana
[U+3085]

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JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

‎(romaji ya)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ya). Its equivalent in katakana is (ya). It is the thirty-sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ya-gyō a-dan, row ya, section a).
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

‎(romaji ya)

  1. and
    Used to conjoin nouns, や (ya) implies that the list is not limited to the nouns named. Contrast with (to), the other particle typically used to conjoin nouns, which implies that the list is limited to the stated nouns.

Etymology 3Edit

Phonetic change of じゃ(ja) in the late Edo period

VerbEdit

‎(romaji ya)

  1. (Kansai, Shikoku, Hokuriku, Fukuoka) is, are
    Variation on the Japanese copula (da), associated with Kansai dialect, particularly Ōsaka. The use of や (ya) is common in fictional dialogue attributed to characters from Ōsaka.
    まあぼちぼちなあ
    Mā, bochibochi ya nā.
    Well, things are slow. (a stereotypical Ōsaka expression)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(romaji ya)

  1. : arrow

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

‎(romaji ya)

  1. : shop, store

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji -ya)

  1. : shop, person who does or sells that thing
  2. : house