1 Reply ・ Started by Xinzhe_Li at 2021-05-26 13:56:30 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2021-05-26 14:25:28 UTC

Why there're not words with "ゐ"or"ゑ"?

I haven't seen a word with them.

Leebo at 2021-05-26 14:25:28 UTC

Sound shifts rendered them obsolete. The sounds they represented no longer exist in modern Japanese, and the shifted enough to sound like modern い and え that when they reformed Japanese spelling in 1946 they just switched anything that used them over to い and え. You may still see them in things that are intended to evoke a sense of being from before the spelling reforms.

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