Yesterday I posted a funny picture with the caption:
I think we sometimes forget about ヴァ ヴィ ヴェ ヴォ…I know I do!
The Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook summarises it in classically pithy fashion:
You would expect to see this only in katakana, for loan words. I don’t think the equivalents ゔぁ ゔぃ ゔぇ ゔぉ even really exist in Japanese.
It might seem strange that ヴ “vu” is not included, but after a bit of research I found there are no words that use it. Can you think of a non-Japanese word that would have the “vu” sound and need ヴ? I can’t 🤔
Below are four words using these katakana:
“va chi kan shikoku”
Vatican City State
It is the weekend and I feel relaxed!