Hiragana う is derived from 宇 (pronounced u).
Both う and ウ are derived from 宇 (pronounced u).
- Scaled-down versions of the characters (ぅ, ゥ) are used to create new sounds such as トゥ (tu).
- う can also lengthen “~o” sounds.
- ウ can make ヴ (vu), a which is a foreign sound typically using ブ (bu) instead.