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This is far from being a silly question. For one thing, the half-sized vowels (ぁ、ぃ、ぅ、ぇ、ぉ) didn't actually exist in the first place. They are mainly used while writing down a spoken sentence where the speaker insisted on the vowels, even more than the actual word would require. For example, you could find the sentence 「とぉぉても嬉{うれ}しいです!」 in a manga, that would ...


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According to standard orthography (post-reform) no words are ever written with を, except names and words whose writers exercise "artistic license". But I don't think in your case it's a misspelling, rather a conscious choice of adhering to pre-reform orthography. (かつお was かつを before the spelling reform.) Opposed to new nonsense uses, like ヲタク (or ワヰン), I ...


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Officially, no; using を for anything other than the object marker is nonstandard spelling. However, it's often used informally to create a sense of archaism and/or tradition. You'll see a lot of names of washoku restaurants and ryokan and things with pre-reform spellings, and some even go so far as to include hentaigana in their signs. Some people also will ...


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It would depend, but 「あなた方」 would usually be fine. I simplify a bit, but overusing kanji when not needed is not preferable in everyday text. Not saying 「貴方方」would be taken bad in anyway, just have the master nit pickers frown. This isn't something major or thought about normally, but in newspapers and such, they will usually use 「たぶん」over「多分」 ...



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