I'm learning how to write my name in katakana and I want to learn to do it without using a translator. I tried making my name by looking at katakana charts but my name being Andrew, I don't know what to do with "nd" or making out my name.


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One would place filler vowels where impermissible clusters such as 'dr' form, and substitute for vowels like /æ/ with their closest match, thus making initial /ændru:/ into /andorɯ:/ or even /andorʲɯ:/, those being アンドルー and アンドリュー, respectively. You may also find it useful to check Japanese sources such as wikis for folk with a given name, to see whether there exists a predominant way of transliteration.

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