ha hi hu he ho (ハヒフヘホ)
This looks like a stick that’s been broken in half. It’s spelled “ha” like the first two letters of “half”, and sounds like “hah”.
Imagine a man sitting down. He has his arms stretched out in front of him. This character is spelled "hi", but sounds like "he".
Imagine that this character is actually an owl’s beak saying “hoot hoot”. It’s spelled “hu” and sounds like the “hoo” in “hoot”.
This character looks like an arrow pointing up toward heaven. It sounds like the “he” in “heaven.
This character resembles the Christian cross, which is a holy symbol. It sounds like “ho” in “holy”.
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