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Nov
5
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
Thanks silvermaple. Perhaps I'm putting unnecessary emphasis on my own view of how "ra" etc. is pronounced. In brief, if I were to explain to an English friend (with little Japanese knowledge) how to pronounce テーブル, I'd most certainly tell her to say ル as lu, rather than ru, not least because it flows better for an English speaker, sounds more similar to "table," and in my opinion sounds more like the Japanese pronunciation. Interestingly though, when I'm intoxicated, I do mix my r's and l's when speaking English which perhaps signifies that I'm less aware of the phonetics then I think!
Nov
5
answered Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?