How do I pronounce "いい"?

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How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by tsp_uk » Sat 10.08.2005 3:40 pm

Hi, I am still learning hiragana and I'm almost finished but because I am learning from a book I have no how two syllables of the same sound are pronounced.

Is this pronounced "I I" ( 2 sounds)

or just a long I? ( 1 sound)

?

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RE: How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by WacKostRacKo » Sat 10.08.2005 3:43 pm

its pronounced 'e'as in easy. and its held down for two beats as its two characters. check this site for help.
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外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?
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RE: How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by tsp_uk » Sat 10.08.2005 3:50 pm

Is there a section where it explains this?

The site is so big I have no idea what I am looking for specifically.

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RE: How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by WacKostRacKo » Sat 10.08.2005 4:07 pm

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarti ... ticle_id=2

ok not what i was think of, but take me word for it, it is pronounced 'ee' as just one long sound, there is not breaks in any of the words. pronounce all of the characters straight after each other.
tanuki wrote:
How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?
story of my life...

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RE: How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by Spaztick » Sun 10.09.2005 2:48 pm

Remember though, that とお or anything ending in an -o and followed by an お is pronounced twice, so 盾ツ(とおつ)would be pronounced to-oh-tsu
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RE: How do I pronounce "いい"?

Post by nprz » Sun 10.09.2005 6:26 pm

Are you sure 盾ツ is a word? I have never heard it before. I thought for counting ten, it was just とお.

http://quiz-tairiku.com/logic/quiz5.cgi?mode=view&no=51 is the explaination that I thought.

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