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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization yu)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(yu), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(yu). It is the thirty-seventh syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (YA-gyō, U-dan; “row YA, section U”).
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Etymology 2Edit

Attaches to the irrealis form of verbs. Conjugates as a lower bigrade: ye, ye, yu, yuru, yure, -.

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji yu)

  1. expresses passiveness
  2. expresses possibility
  3. expresses natural, spontaneous occurrence
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