Anyone Here Speak Japanese?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by nubka, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    If so, I have a question. What the correct way to pronounce furisode?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Rats! I was really hoping that someone could help me this this. :(
     
  3. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    Me. :)

    fu=who
    ri-'ly' in happily
    so=saw
    de='de' in depth
     
  5. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
  6. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    My pleasure.

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y6H-YjsE9Q

    0:06
    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.)
     
  7. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

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    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. :)