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I got a question about わ

Postby Go-ruden Naito » Tue 04.05.2005 10:16 am

If you pronounce は as "wa" then how you pronounce わ?
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RE: I got a question about わ

Postby Schattenjedi » Tue 04.05.2005 10:34 am

Go-ruden Naito wrote:
If you pronounce は as "wa" then how you pronounce わ?


は is only pronounced as "wa" in its usage as "is". Otherwise it is pronounced as "ha". わ is always pronounced "wa".
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RE: I got a question about わ

Postby KRed » Tue 04.05.2005 10:54 am

It is only pronounced "wa" when it is being used as a particle to mark a topic. In all other situations it should be pronounced as "ha" .

The best interpretation I have ever come across for this particle is "as for"
eg John san wa (as for John).
eg Ashita wa (as for tomorrow).
eg Asa gohan wa (as for breakfast).
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RE: I got a question about わ

Postby Go-ruden Naito » Tue 04.05.2005 11:23 am

arigato:D
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