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Diacritical Marks

The sound represented by a kana character can be modified by adding one of the two Diacritical Marks.

Ten Ten
“Ten Ten” which is written like a double quotation mark to the upper right of the character can be used to change the pronunciation for 4 of the consonants:

OriginalModifiedExample
 
KGか / が : Ka to Ga
SZ or Jさ / ざ : Sa to Za
し / じ: Shi to Ji
TDた / だ : Ta to Da
HBは / ば : Ha to Ba


Hiragana with Ten Ten
Tap on letter to hear pronunciation

auo
 
Gy
gya
gyu
gyo
J
ja
ju
jo
By
bya
byu
byo


Maru
“Maru” which is written like a small circle to the upper right of the character changes H to P.

Tap on letter to hear pronunciation

auo
 
Py
pya
pyu
pyo