Mu (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is written with three strokes, while the katakana is written with two. Both represent [mu͍].

mu
transliterationmu
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana無線のム Musen no "mu"

In older Japanese texts until the spelling reforms of 1900, む was also used to transcribe the nasalised [ɴ]. Since the reforms, it is replaced in such positions with .

In the Ainu language, ム can be written as small ㇺ, which represents a final m sound.[1] This, along with other extended katakana, was developed by Japanese linguists to represent Ainu sounds that do not exist in standard Japanese katakana.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)
mu
muu
むう, むぅ
むー
ムウ, ムゥ
ムー
Other additional forms
Form (mw-)
Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
mwa むぁ ムァ
mwi むぃ ムィ
(mwu) (むぅ) (ムゥ)
mwe むぇ ムェ
mwo むぉ ムォ

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER MUKATAKANA LETTER MUHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MUKATAKANA LETTER SMALL MU
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12416U+308012512U+30E065425U+FF9112794U+31FA
UTF-8227 130 128E3 82 80227 131 160E3 83 A0239 190 145EF BE 91227 135 186E3 87 BA
Numeric character referenceむむムムムムㇺㇺ
Shift JIS130 22282 DE131 12883 80209D1
  • Braille
む / ム in Japanese Braille
む / ム
mu
むう / ムー
Other kana based on Braille
みゅ / ミュ
myu
みゅう / ミュー
myū

See also

  • (Radical 28)

References

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