So… I’ve come across this a lot recently, and I’ll use examples.
What’s the difference between all of the hyphen thingies. I know one of them is used as a vowel extender in katakana, and one is the kanji for one (いち). What is the difference, and how could I tell the difference when I’m reading this? Also, the one in the word for marble (びーだま). As far as I can tell, there’s no ichi kana or an extended vowel.
Examples: (Sorry, I’m gonna use a manga for some because that’s how I came across it)
#1 The name Ichigo 一護, where it’s used for the hiragana いちご or katakana イチゴ.
#2 The name Toushirou トーシロー where it’s used as a vowel extender.
#3 The vocab for marble びーだま where I have no idea what the purpose is.
Can someone explain this to me? I hope this made sense…