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Frank George Valoczy wrote:
> wa      wi      wu      we      wo
> as Hiragana, but /wi/ is derived from the character that is the past
> marker in Chinese /le/ (tone?), /we/ is the katakana "ra", and /wo/ is the
> second Hiragana "o", the one that is in the "w" series, while "wu" is a
> cool squiggle I invented that fits with the rest of the kana.

There are old characters for "wi" and "we" in Hiragana.  Those syllables
were lost at some point, becoming simply "i" and "e", just as "wo"
became "o".  Unfortunately, I don't know of a page where you can find
those old characters.

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