Why does hiragana have only  や ゆ よ Is there any reason for the y row in Hiragana (and Katakana) to consist only of や ゆ よ? The same thing goes for わ and を. Thank you!
Nov 24, 2016 10:11 AM
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Now, the Y row would be やいゆえよ, and the WA row would be わいうえを, so the same characters are omitted. However, the old version of these rows had different characters. Please take a look at these wikipedia pagese. I think the first one can explain a bit about your question, and you can see the old version in the second one. in Englishūon in Japanese五十音 I hope this was helpful.
November 24, 2016
They used to have more in the w section, わ、ゐ、ゑ、を. "wu" never existed, as well as the ye and yi kana.
November 24, 2016
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