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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 Slave to none, master to all 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 Well-Known Member

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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 Well-Known Member

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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 Master/Mistress of Sneer 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. :)