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Strange katakana dakuten combination

Serelonde

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I am trying to translate the writing on a piece of art and the writing is hand written. There appears to be the katakana character 'mi' being modified by a dakuten, followed by the katakana character 'to.' To my knowledge there is no modified 'mi' character, but i have also never heard of placeing a dakuten before the modified character, nor as a stand alone character
 

nekojita

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An image might help, or at least some better idea of what sort of art you're looking at (era, etc) and what the full context around those two characters is.
 

Serelonde

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It is a digital illustration of a character profile. Age sometime in the past 5 years i would guess.
Using mobil at present, i can post an image when i get to my proper computer
 

Serelonde

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ミ"ト
If i try to replicate it with text symbols it looks like that.
 

Serelonde

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mi.png the character by itself mi-to.png and the set of katakana in the line
 

nice gaijin

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for the record, I was agreeing with your realization you'd been reading it wrong, not that you're stupid. Good work
 
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