See also: 以, イ, 𠄌, and ヰ
𛄠 U+1B120, 𛄠
KATAKANA LETTER ARCHAIC YI
← 𛄟
[U+1B11F]
Kana Extended-A 𛄡 →
[U+1B121]

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Etymology Edit

From the left side of 以.

Syllable Edit

𛄠 • (yi) 

  1. The katakana syllable 𛄠 (yi). Its equivalent in hiragana is 𛀆 (yi).

Usage notes Edit

  • See the usage notes for 𛀆.
  • The katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of gairaigo (loan words), as well as to represent onomatopoeias, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. It is also occasionally used in some words for emphasis, or to ease reading; katakana may be preferred for words becoming buried in the text if they are written under their canonical form in hiragana. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words such as colloquial terms, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. Formerly, female given names were often written in katakana. [edit]

See also Edit

The Katakana script
アァ カヵガカ゚ サザ タダ ナ ハㇵバパ マ ヤャ ラㇻラ゚ ワヮヷ ン𛅧
イィ キギキ゚ シㇱジ チヂ ニ ヒㇶビピ ミ 𛄠 リㇼリ゚ ヰ𛅤ヸ
ウゥヴ クㇰグク゚ スㇲズ ツッヅツ゚ ヌㇴ フㇷブプㇷ゚ ムㇺ ユュ ルㇽル゚ 𛄢
エェ [𛀀] ケヶゲケ゚ セゼセ゚ テデ ネ ヘㇸベペ メ エ / 𛄡 レㇾレ゚ ヱ𛅥ヹ
オォ コ𛅕ゴコ゚ ソゾ トㇳドト゚ ノ ホㇹボポ モ ヨョ ロㇿロ゚ ヲ𛅦ヺ
Halfwidth katakana characters
Additional symbols