While I was flipping through a kanji dictionary (2013's Kodansha KLD), I came across 耶{や} , which in the book, said it was the interrogative particle か. However, after a bit more research, it doesn't seem to yield anything outside of Chinese; is it nowadays no longer used as an interrogative particle, or just not used at all?

  • You might want to read what is considered a duplicate question (see particularly the sentence about “the same potential answer”) and how to handle such situations meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10841/… – macraf Sep 30 '17 at 23:33
  • This isn't a duplicate-question, however... – Declan Oct 1 '17 at 0:50
  • Of course it is not. I am trying to educate you as you had a different opinion on your today’s question which you deleted. – macraf Oct 1 '17 at 0:52

If you want an honest answer, it has little to no value in the modern Japanese-speaking world.

For the vast majority of Japanese-speakers, 「耶{や}​ 」 is just a kanji for that syllable used in some girls' names.

Unless one is a kanji scholar or one just wants to nitpick for the heck of it, 「耶」 has no other use in modern Japanese.

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    固有名詞以外だとあとは「有耶無耶」くらいでしょうか. – Yosh Mar 7 '17 at 3:00

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