Wi (kana)

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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai WI.png
Japanese Katakana WI.png
Transliteration: wi
Man'yōgana: ,
kana - gojūon
n wa ra ya ma ha na ta sa ka a
tsu wi ri mi hi ni chi shi ki i
ru yu mu fu nu tsu su ku u
we re me he ne te se ke e
wo ro yo mo ho no to so ko o

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is an obsolete Japanese kana, each of which represent one mora. It is presumed that ゐ represented /ɰi/ and that ゐ and い indicated different pronunciations until somewhere between the Kamakura period and the Taishō period when they both came to denote /i/. This kana was deemed obsolete in 1946, and replaced with い and イ. It is now rare in everyday usage. In fact, in onomatopoeia and foreign words, the katakana form ウィ (U-[small-i]) is preferred.

One modern-day usage of this kana is the Japanese spelling of Nikka Whiskey, which is written "ニッカウヰスキー" (nikka uwisukī). Also, the name of the comedy duo Yoiko is written "よゐこ" (yowiko).

Garis[édit | édit sumber]

Runtuyan garis dina nulis ゐ
Runtuyan garis dina nulis ヰ

Tempo oge[édit | édit sumber]

Tempo , dina Wiktionary, kamus bébas.