Sometimes, sounds are lengthened for emphasis. For example, see "とっても versus とても". What are the rules governing this process? Are there restrictions on where lengthening can be inserted? とっても or ...
I was listening to Hikawa Kiyoshi's ソーラン節 and instead of 浴びる he said 浴びりゃ， is there a normal pattern for this kind of pronunciation? Is it regional?
If I am reading a Chinese text to a Japanese audience, how can I know which reading to use for each character? Of the 音読み, there can be 呉音, 漢音, and 唐音 to choose from. Also for pronunciation, would ...