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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
Finally you agree on the pitch. you might want to edit your incorrect answer then. as for the pause, its not like we stop for 1 second. its simply a slight separation of sounds.
Nov
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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
@sawa: Why is this an "extremely low quality question"? There's an example and it is very valid. I know for a fact that many people learning Japanese want to ask the same question.
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Nov
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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
Can we use Japanese words as examples? "ボー" should technically have 1 and unique long sound /o/ with no change in pitch. You're talking about dialects probably to give an English feeling. What about 帽子、大阪、大神。。。?
Nov
8
comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
@TsuyoshiIto: I'm not saying を is not pronounced お. We all agree it is. But in the language I speak with my father there IS a pause or change in pitch in sentences like 日本語を. (and I don't believe it's not the case for you as well) In the comment above you say it's pronounced as 2 /o/. That's correct, we're saying the same thing. There's a pause between both sounds otherwise that would be a 'long' single /o/
Nov
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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
You're wrong. (1) I said pause or change in intonation. There is no denying this. (2) "Ooh" is to give a correspondence to an international onomatopoeia. It's pronounced as an unique long /o/. There is a difference between ゴー! and 語を that is found in either a pause or a change of intonation. Are you saying you pronounce 日本語を and ゴー in the same way? That's hard to believe.
Nov
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answered How do you pronounce を after a subject?
Nov
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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
Yes because there's a slight cut in おお while おう is just a long "oh"
Nov
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comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
I believe that with a chōonpu, the vowel is elongated so that there is no difference in sound between both kana. However with を most often there is a brief "cut" or at least change of accentuation: 「尾を引く」In this way 日本語を is not pronounced にほんごー
Nov
7
answered How and when to use 「そうですね」?
Nov
7
comment What is だって when it's at the beginning of a sentence?
[お皿さらのものはみんな食たべなさい] This sentence is EXTREMELY suspicious :)
Nov
7
answered What is だって when it's at the beginning of a sentence?
Nov
4
revised What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
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comment What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
oh I see! So the assignment of either kanji is arbitrary?
Nov
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revised What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
improved answer
Nov
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comment What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
@TsuyoshiIto: I see. Since they give no other reference than plain refutal I was very skeptical at first but I followed another link gogen-allguide.com/to/tonikaku.html that gives better arguments.
Oct
29
comment Etymology of 土産 {みやげ}
There are indeed some Japanese expressions that come from Chinese proverbs and it's true that it helps to know some Chinese etymology to understand some obscure Japanese terms. BUT 土産 or 見上 are not in this category. MI in Taiwanese probably means what you say, but 見 in Taiwanese is pronounced kiàn or kì and it has the same meaning in Japanese, Mandarin or others. (I don't know where you got the MI you're talking about.) I give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you change your strategy. Knowledge of history and Chinese would be useful here as well IF you use good arguments.