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As the Japanese language has evolved over time, some syllables have merged. s have dropped from common use the corresponding letters of the Japanese syllabaries, (ひらがな) and (カタカナ). These letters are sometimes used in and .

Particularly, obsolete kana include ゐ/ヰ [i] and ゑ/ヱ [e], usually transliterated ⟨wi⟩ and ⟨we⟩.

This tag applies to any question asking about those obsolete kana.

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