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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:21 pm
tanx oh another thing how do u say pearl cus i wanna name my daugter like that  


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Arigato sensei-kun! i appreciate it! oh uh how would you say, rhiannon?[[pronounced, REE- Ann-NUN]]  
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:48 pm
arigato-gozaimas sensei! biggrin  

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:33 pm
emotion_yatta got it.  
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:56 am
xx u i xx jk xx
Arigatou, thank u, merci, gracias,

wow you have "thank you" in four different languages
japanese, english, french, and spanish  

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:59 am
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Japanese Pronunciation

The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. They are terse vowels, pronounced clearly and sharply. If one pronounces the vowels in the following sentence one will have their approximate sounds. Please note: the "u" is pronounced with no forward movement of the lips.

Ah (a), we (i) soon (u) get (e) old (o).

"Kyosuke"- According to this boxed in rule of pronunciation, said name would be pronounced Kyo-soo-keh, when in fact it is pronounced Kyos-kei.

"Nodachi"- While actually pronounced No-Dach' " with a soft accent at the end, seemingly a mix of the h and the i hitting one another, abiding by this rule will once again cause you to look like a tourist, saying "no-da-chi" or something tourist-sounding.

"Temae"- meaning "you". Abiding by your rule, it'd be pronounced "tem-ah-ey". However it is pronounced "tei-mei"

"Hakuchi"-meaning "idiot". By your rule it'd be pronounced "Ha-koo-chee", but it is pronounced "ha-k'chi" with a very soft accent in between k and ch and the I on the end too is very soft.

Surely that is because the other letters change the tone of the sound  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:38 pm
I thought I was saying U right somewhat but I felt something was wrong. Now I know how to say it correctly! Arigatou!  

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