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(This is intended to be a "simple answer". I assumed the OP does not just want to know how to pronounce コップ, which is relatively trivial - see note - but when to use コップ and when to use カップ, which is confusing.) There are two similar words with different meanings - コップ and カップ, kOppu and kAppu. カップ (kAppu) is the general word, It is typically used to ...


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As for the pronunciation, read as it is written in katakana. There is no special rule you have to consider. However, both コップ and カップ are commonly used in Japanese, and that may be the source of confusion. So let's see the difference. コップ: pronounced as KOPPU. This roughly corresponds to a mug, but can refer to a cylinder-shaped cup made of glass like ...


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I can answer for the examples given. We have to go back to their origin as Sino-Japanese terms, and in particular to their Chinese pronunciation. Now I can't actually go back to the Middle Chinese pronunciation the Japanese reading reflects, but Wiktionary may. In any case, if you take the final characters, you can see on the MDBG Chinese to English ...


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In my experience it is best to pronounce your name as written, particularly if you are speaking over the phone, at a ticket booth, a checkout, etc. However, if you are meeting with somebody on a regular basis, such as at work, you may find that they will eventually learn to speak your name properly. In that case, you can begin pronouncing your name ...


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As a general rule, yes loan words are pronounced just as they are written. I say general rule because I have noticed bilingual announcers on the radio who mix English and Japanese do sometimes insert the original pronunciation into their Japanese sentences. As far as your name is concerned, yes it would be normal to say it as you write it in katakana: ...


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From The Sounds of Japanese (Vance 2008), p.85: We'll transcribe [dz] phonemically as /z/ because there's no contrast between [dz] and the voiced lamino-alveolar fricative [z]. Typically, though not consistently, [dz] occurs at the beginning of a word or in the middle of a word immediately following a syllable-final consonant (§5.1, §5.6), and [z] occurs ...



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