Hiragana い comes from the left part of the Kanji 以

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い comes from the left part of the Kanji 以

Variations

Scaled-down versions of ぃ are used to express sounds foreign to the Japanese language, such as フィ (fi).

In Okinawa, small ぃ is also combined with the kana く (ku) and ふ to form くぃ kwi and ふぃ hwi.

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