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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Likely imitative. Compare English huh, um, etc.

InterjectionEdit

エー ‎(romaji ē)

  1. ええ: yes; um; huh

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English a (the name of the letter).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

エー ‎(romaji ē)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9