please also give the pronunciation


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These are two different characters with the same pronunciation [/d͡ʑi̞/]

They differ in their origins and in contemporary language the distinction is part of the orthography (much like in any other language, consider "photo" and "foto").

  • I think you should have given a bit more information about their origins and where they are used. Also of note is that they are still pronounced differently in some dialects.
    – Kurausukun
    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:41
  • Thanks for feedback. I'm not convinced listing words using one of the two distinct characters in reply to a question what's the difference between them explains anything, so I composed my answer as is. What makes you suggest I should do so?
    – macraf
    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:48
  • As for regional differences in pronunciation, there are many almost for every single character. Also not sure, if pointing them out in response to a simple question has any benefit. I think "f" "ph" explains it better, why the two exist in contemporary Japanese.
    – macraf
    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:52

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