Open main menu
See also:
Hiragana vu.svg
U+3094, ゔ
HIRAGANA LETTER VU
Composition: [U+3046] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3093]
Hiragana
[U+3095]

Contents

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

EtymologyEdit

The hiragana character (u) with a dakuten (). The hiragana , and were introduced for hiragana-katakana correspondence with , and in the Japanese input method in Fujitsu OASYS[1] and then registered in JIS X 0213[2].

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(romaji vu)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of with no meaningful usage.

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].

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ooooasys, 2008-08-16
  2. ^ Katsumi Kokoma, message on 「ヴ」のひらがな(道浦俊彦), Kotoba Kaigishitsu, 2000-05-16