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Postby torgosaves » Sat 09.24.2005 10:29 pm

I know that the kana for "we" and "wi" are obsolete, but are there any Japanese words that start with うぇ or うぃ. And I mean words of Japanese origin. Just curious. mmmm curiosity--yummers.
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RE: ゑ&ゐ

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 09.24.2005 10:38 pm

Not that I know of. Definately not any in everyday speech. However, there is a beer called Yebisu ヱビス Which uses a currently unused kana.
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