Ku (kana)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from )
Jump to: navigation, search
ku
transliteration ku
translit. with dakuten gu
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana クラブのク
(Kurabu no "ku")

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [ku͍], and their shapes come from the kanji 久.

This kana may have a dakuten added, transforming it into in hiragana, in katakana, and gu in Hepburn romanization. The dakuten's addition also changes the sound of the syllable represented, to [ɡu͍] in initial positions, and varying between [ŋu͍] and [ɣu͍] in the middle of words. A handakuten (゜) does not occur with ku in normal Japanese text, but it may be used by linguists to indicate a nasal pronunciation [ŋu͍].

In the Ainu language, the katakana ク can be written as small ㇰ, representing a final k sound as in アイヌイタㇰ Ainu itak (Ainu language).[1] This was developed along with other extended katakana to represent sounds in Ainu that are not found in standard Japanese katakana.

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal k-
(か行 ka-gyō)
ku
kuu
くう, くぅ
くー
クウ, クゥ
クー
Addition dakuten g-
(が行 ga-gyō)
gu
guu
ぐう, ぐぅ
ぐー
グウ, グゥ
グー
Other additional forms
Form A (kw-)
Romaji Hiragana Katakana
kwa くぁ/くゎ クァ/クヮ
kwi くぃ/くゐ クィ/クヰ
kwe くぇ クェ
kwo くぉ クォ
Form B (gw-)
Romaji Hiragana Katakana
gwa ぐぁ/ぐゎ グァ/グヮ
gwi ぐぃ/ぐゐ グィ/グヰ
gwe ぐぇ グェ
gwo ぐぉ グォ

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing く
Stroke order in writing ク

Other communicative representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KU KATAKANA LETTER KU HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KU KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KU HIRAGANA LETTER GU KATAKANA LETTER GU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12367 U+304F 12463 U+30AF 65400 U+FF78 12784 U+31F0 12368 U+3050 12464 U+30B0
UTF-8 227 129 143 E3 81 8F 227 130 175 E3 82 AF 239 189 184 EF BD B8 227 135 176 E3 87 B0 227 129 144 E3 81 90 227 130 176 E3 82 B0
Numeric character reference く く ク ク ク ク ㇰ ㇰ ぐ ぐ グ グ
Shift JIS 130 173 82 AD 131 78 83 4E 184 B8 130 174 82 AE 131 79 83 4F
  • Braille
く / ク in Japanese Braille
く / ク
ku
ぐ / グ
gu
くう / クー
ぐう / グー
Other kana based on Braille
きゅ / キュ
kyu
ぎゅ / ギュ
gyu
きゅう / キュー
kyū
ぎゅう / ギュー
gyū
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 11.svg

The Wabun code for く or ク is ・・・-.

References[edit]