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About Sayonara writing

Postby Dark » Tue 02.15.2005 5:16 pm

Since this is my 1st post i'd like to say : douzo yoroshiku minna san ^^v

Thanks Clay for directing me to this forum :)

Well i was crusing the Vocabulary section and of course you guys know the word sayonara=goodbye... this is how its written in the Vocabulary list i read the hiragana of that word and i think the romaji should be sayoUnara...since the hiragana letter U is shown..maybe there is some specific rule?? since the letter HA in hiragana can be pronanced as WA in some cases

Plz if you can help me here i would be thankful :)
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RE: About Sayonara writing

Postby hihlordjp » Wed 02.16.2005 5:05 am

初めまして!どうぞよろしく!

さよなら and さようなら are both correct, so, the ro^maji on Clay's site is OK (he used one of the two variants).
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RE: About Sayonara writing

Postby Riley » Wed 02.16.2005 11:05 am

in japanese when you wish to extand a sound you add another vowel....I can't explain it very well but in this case sayonara is written with a U so it makes yo sound longer
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RE: About Sayonara writing

Postby Spaztick » Wed 02.16.2005 1:18 pm

In some cases you also sort of "stop" the word when you say it.

EX:

Douchi demo - a pair (i think)

you would say it as do. chidemo, with that little pause after dou.
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RE: About Sayonara writing

Postby Dark » Wed 02.16.2005 3:26 pm

Thank you guys for replying :)

I noticed in JP dictionary they put the U between two () like Sayo(u)nara of course in hiragana writing...

Anyway thanks alot for the help guys :) Arigatou!!
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RE: About Sayonara writing

Postby TokyoRoze » Wed 02.16.2005 3:48 pm

さやなら
さやなら
Hiragana: 0/46
Katakana 0/46
Kanji: Kyuu4:0/80
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