Pronunciation of 行こう

Hi guys!

I hope you can help me with this question.

Do you know why 行こう is sometimes pronounced as いこう, and some other times as ゆこう. I’ve heard the latter mostly in songs.

Thank you!


いく and ゆく have the same meaning, they just appear in different situations. ゆく has a more poetic feeling, so as you noticed, it appears in poetry and lyrics more than いく.

Except in some specific situations, like it’s normal to hear ゆき when talking about a train destination (大阪行き can be either おおさかゆき or おおさかいき).


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