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I can't come up with an example right now. But hypothetically let's say there was a word that was ka. And they combined it with ku to make a new word. then it'd become kagu instead of kaku. It usually gets softened like that. Why is that?

  • A good example for this would be a word like 口{くち}becoming softened when joined with 入{い}り to form 入{い}り口{ぐち} – psosuna Dec 21 '17 at 21:31
  • You'll like this answer: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/48895/22352 – ajsmart Dec 21 '17 at 23:07

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