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What's the rule behind the change of the pronunciation of '薬' in '目薬'? [duplicate]

目薬 is pronounced 'めぐすり' while 薬 'くすり'. The pronunciation of '薬' change from 'くすり' to 'ぐすり'. What's the rule behind this change?
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About the word Akagami [duplicate]

So my question is very simple. I know that Akagami means red hair but isn't hair in japanese named "kami"? I want to understand why it is akagami instead of akakami. Hope this question doesn't sound ...
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How do you know when to use rendaku? What are the words that always/never use it? [duplicate]

I know there are some words that always have rendaku (花)and some that never use it. Is there a rule for rendaku or does it depend on the word? Thanks in advance!
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ロンドン橋落ちた is pronounced はし or ばし? [duplicate]

ロンドン橋落ちた (London bridge is falling down) is pronounced はし or ばし? I heard this from a girl singing in the Guilty Crown episode 1 (8:30 mark). When I went to look it up, Google translate and ichi.moe ...
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Why is 田 read as だ instead of た/でん in 山田? [duplicate]

When looking up 田 on Jisho.org/田, it states it's readings as た and でん, but when the kanji is used in the family name Yamada (山田), the reading obviously changes to 'da'/だ. Is this something you just '...
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Why こころ is read as ごころ? [duplicate]

What's the difference between the Kanji 心(kokoro) and the kanji inserted after another kanji like in 乙女心 (otomegokoro)? Why the kanji in the first example is read as kokoro and in the another exemple ...
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Reading of the jukugo 友達 [duplicate]

I am new to the Japanese language and I have been wondering why the word 友達 is read as 'tomodachi' instead of 'tomotachi' even though its pronunciation is kun-kun (tomo-dachi) but the kun-yomi of 達 is ...
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Pronunciation of 清音 and 濁音 [duplicate]

橋 reads as はし but 新橋 reads as しんばし 澤 as さわ and 金澤 as かなざわ etc. any rules for how to pronounce?
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Need help with 熊 pronunciation [duplicate]

Sorry if this question have already been asked but I did some research and didn't find anything about this. So I just started to learn some kanji and I decided to look around at names with kanji just ...
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Why is it that when words get combined, the sound often gets softened? [duplicate]

I can't come up with an example right now. But hypothetically let's say there was a word that was ka. And they combined it with ku to make a new word. then it'd become kagu instead of kaku. It ...
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Why is 鬼蜘 pronuenced おにぐも and not おにくも? [duplicate]

I noticed that sometimes the pronunciation changes when combining words. An other example is 不死斬り (ふしぎり) and 腹切り (はらきり); both 斬り and 切り are pronounced きり independently but only in 不死斬り is 斬り ...
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Why is 体(たい) never softened to だい? [duplicate]

I'm looking at the word 連続体(れんぞくたい) (I'm sure there are better examples, that's just the one that made me wonder). I find it rather clunky, whereas 「れんぞくだい」 would be much easier to pronounce. With a ...
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Understanding the reading of 川 in 品川区 [duplicate]

As of the resources I have consulted like romajidesu, 川 has only one kun'yomi reading which is kawa. If that is the case, why is it read as gawa in 品川区?
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When is "顔" かお or がお? [duplicate]

I've recently read about the slang that came from Kansai-ben, "どや顔" (doyagao) and realized that 顔 was spelt as "がお" instead of "かお". This is my first time seeing this so I was wondering what caused ...
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why 小林 read as こばやし not as こはやし? [duplicate]

why 小林 read as こばやし not as こはやし?
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