Ya (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Hiragana is written in three strokes, while the katakana is written in two. Both represent [ja]. Their shapes have origins in the character 也.

ya
transliterationya
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana大和のヤ Yamato no "ya"

When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another (see yōon).[1]

や can be used by itself as a grammatical particle to connect words in a nonexhaustive list (see Japanese particles#ya).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal y-
(や行 ya-gyō)
ya
yaa
, yah
やあ, やぁ
やー
ヤア, ヤァ
ヤー

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER YAKATAKANA LETTER YAHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YA
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12420U+308412516U+30E465428U+FF94
UTF-8227 130 132E3 82 84227 131 164E3 83 A4239 190 148EF BE 94
Numeric character referenceややヤヤヤヤ
Shift JIS130 22682 E2131 13283 84212D4
Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YAKATAKANA LETTER SMALL YAHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YA
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12419U+308312515U+30E365388U+FF6C
UTF-8227 130 131E3 82 83227 131 163E3 83 A3239 189 172EF BD AC
Numeric character referenceゃゃャャャャ
Shift JIS130 22582 E1131 13183 83172AC
  • Braille
や / ヤ in Japanese Braille
や / ヤ
ya
やあ / ヤー

References

  1. Jim Gleeson (2013). "Contracted sounds". Japanese Hiragana: An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462913978.


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