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Difference in meaning for どういうこと

I see it as a somewhat intentional use of a non-standard pronunciation. The non-standard version can be written どゆこと instead of どういうこと. Perhaps a dialect might have affected it originally, but I'm not ...
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Do ありがとう and ありかどう sound the same when you are whispering?

As long as they are in a quiet room, Japanese people can hear the difference between whispered か/が, た/だ, さ/ざ, etc., although the distinction is slightly harder. I also confirmed this with my family. ...
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Do ありがとう and ありかどう sound the same when you are whispering?

と and ど might sound the same. Though this probably won’t help you differentiate voiced and voiceless consonants, が in that position would probably sound more like fricative [x] than plosive [k]. At ...
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Do ありがとう and ありかどう sound the same when you are whispering?

They are extremely similar. That said, I notice two minor differences: if you were to enunciate the か, it causes a slight stop in your breath, while the (mid-word) が never would at least for me, が ...
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Do ありがとう and ありかどう sound the same when you are whispering?

Very interesting question! When I whisper to myself, the two do sound different--what else might be going on here, is that when が appears between two vowels, it can become soft (slightly spirantized), ...
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