Lesson 10: わ を ん
How to Read
Pronunciation of わ is the same as particle は [wa].
Letter を is used only as the particle.
Pronunciation of を is the same as お [o].
ん does not belong to any row or column in the gojūon-zu.
ん should be pronounced for the same length as other letters (one syllable long).
Particle を indicates that the previous word is the object of a verb.
These additional letters are invented in modern era to describe the sound of foreign languages such as うぃ [wi], うぉ [wo], しぇ [she], ちぇ [che], てぃ [ti], ふぁ [fa], じぇ [je], でぃ [di], ゔぃ [vi].
Foreign loanwords are usually written in Katakana and these additional Hiragana letters are rarely used.
You will learn more about additional letters at the Katakana Course.
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