Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by nubka, Jun 12, 2014.
If so, I have a question. What the correct way to pronounce furisode?
Rats! I was really hoping that someone could help me this this.
Several people here speak Japanese; most of them are online in what is for Americans the middle of the night.
Minam or allezfred can help you if no one else responds.
ri-'ly' in happily
de='de' in depth
Shame it's not a good example, but in this video you might be able to catch the pronunciation of 'furisode'(actually it's included in a coined word 'furisodation' =furisode + tion)
"Furisodation" by popular J-pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
hatachi hatachi hatachi hatachi (hatachi=20 years old)
atashi atashi hatachi furisodation (atashi=I, furisodation=furisode +tion)
(Japanese people at the age of 20 participate in a coming‐of‐age ceremony and many of the ladies wear furisode on the ceremony day.)
If you are a native English speaker, I'd go with phonetically foo-ree-sew-day with the "foo" having a very soft "f" sound like the word "who" as rosewood mentioned.