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Pronunciation?

Postby Sachi » Mon 10.31.2005 5:50 pm

I know the basic pronunciation of Japanese, but what about something like Ganbatte? With the double "t", do you pronounce it just like one "t" or like "te te"? Does that even make sense? :o
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RE: Pronunciation?

Postby yankumi » Mon 10.31.2005 6:41 pm

The best example I have seen for learning how to pronounce the double t is to say the English word flat top. The t is sound is extended for a a fraction. It isn't like te te, but it's a longer sound than just a single t.
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RE: Pronunciation?

Postby Sachi » Mon 10.31.2005 6:49 pm

Okay.... I thought it was like that (wasn't too sure how to write it) but I wasn't positive. Thanks a lot, DonnaP ^^
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RE: Pronunciation?

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 10.31.2005 7:43 pm

For any word with a double consonnate (in Japanese, the small つ), you need to make a quick short stop after the sylable before the つ and then continually normally after that.

If you hear it a couple of times it starts to become second nature. =)
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RE: Pronunciation?

Postby Kates » Mon 10.31.2005 10:34 pm

tsukiakari: Try saying "hot tea" and you'll understand what the 'tte' in 'ganbatte' sounds like. (:
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