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Katakana Question

So, I am a weeb trying to learn 日本語. I recently mastered Katakana, and started writing my name in it. My last name starts "Vi" but because there is no "V" is Japanese, I decided to just use "ビ". Then, I found the U character with a dakuten being used sometimes (ヴ). Which is more accurate?

12/5/2017, 12:16:37 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/arikancelikok
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ヴィクトリア This is Victoria in Japanese. I suggest you to follow this and use ヴ

12/5/2017, 1:09:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainCIarky

I agree with this.

12/5/2017, 7:35:59 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonAce13

Thank you!

12/7/2017, 9:12:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/arikancelikok
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^ ^

12/8/2017, 5:36:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rongway012
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For "vi", follow the ヴ with a small ィ. If you listen to a native Japanese speaker say "vi", you'll notice that they pronounce it with a glide (bwi), and then you might discover that ヴィ makes more sense than it did before.

12/5/2017, 9:02:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mya730913

How do you get the small 'イ'? I've been playing around with names in katakana, and my friend Tiffany's name uses the small 'イ' after the beginning 'テ', and I can't for the life of me figure out how to make the small 'イ'.

For reference, I'm learning English to Japanese, and I'm using Japanese IME to type in Japanese.

12/6/2017, 2:50:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Karmagith
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you can get the small vowels on their own by typing x in front of the vowel, like xi -> ィ

12/7/2017, 5:04:41 AM

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