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 a-(ah)

i



 i-(ee)

u



 u-(oo)

e



 e-(eh)

o



 o-(oh)

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 hiragana and katakana alphabets are arranged by their starting letter; just click on the letter you want.

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 special-see note 1
 note 1: the long dash like character shown here is used to lengthen the pronunciation of the previous character. e.g u(oo) becomes uu(oooo)
 kc says: while not all these characters start with an a, all characters in the 'a' category are vowel characters. this category is used in both hiragana and katakana sections.
examples
a-paa-to - apaato (means 'apartment') a-fu-ri-ka - afurika (means 'africa')

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