ヤ (ya) – Katakana
– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ya’. Sounds similar to the English ‘ya’ as in ‘yard’.
や, in hiragana, or ヤ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Hiragana is written in three strokes, while the katakana is written in two. Their shapes have origins in the character 也.
Mnemonic 1: This is quite similar to the hiragana symbol. You might like to visualise a metamorphosis between the two.