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change of sound when making a phrase

Postby deathelysium » Sat 09.03.2005 8:48 am

i dunno how to describe the problem here...

it's like when

恋(koi) + 人(hito) = 恋人(koibito)

and many other more, the second word have to change sound a bit...

So is there any set rules for this?

Sorry very tired now, my english a bit off... :(
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RE: change of sound when making a phrase

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 09.03.2005 9:53 am

Yes. usually you just add the tenten mark ``, although there are some exceptions.

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RE: change of sound when making a phrase

Postby deathelysium » Sat 09.03.2005 1:14 pm

some words they just stick together without changing the sound

how am i supposed to know when should the second character change?
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RE: change of sound when making a phrase

Postby Justin » Sat 09.03.2005 2:30 pm

That's the problem, you just don't ever really know for sure, after you get going you'll get a feel for how things should sound, and you'll know what's right and wrong, well, at least to a certain extent. Until then though, you pretty much just have to memorize the ones that are outside the norm, not much else you can really do.
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RE: change of sound when making a phrase

Postby deathelysium » Sat 09.03.2005 9:32 pm

k thanks a lot, just wanted to know if there's any grammatical rule for that to help me ^.^ ;)
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RE: change of sound when making a phrase

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