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私は童話でも書くやうな、または刺繍でも見るやうな気持で. I assume that the meaning of the YAUNA is a combination of YA to repeat and NA to make it negative, but what does the U mean? Can anybody help?

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The やう is simply the old spelling of よう(様), used before the war. In any dictionary, the old kana spelling is listed alongside the modern spelling, such as 思{おも}う[おもふ], 快楽{かいらく}[くわいらく], 醤油{しょうゆ}[しゃうゆ].

私は童話でも書くような、または刺繍でも見るような気持で

I am feeling like writing fairytales or watching embroideries.

More to read: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/歴史的仮名遣

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  • Thank you very much for your clear explanation! Commented May 27 at 16:58

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