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Japanese Accent. 93121301 Carol 陳佳渝 93121304 Yoyo 林芷帆 93121306 Jessica 黃芊芊 93121308 Sindy 林欣慧 93121334 Cindy 謝依君 93121358 Scarly 李紅穎. Why Japanese have their particular strong accent? (Cindy) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Japanese Accent93121301 Carol 93121304 Yoyo 93121306 Jessica 93121308 Sindy 93121334 Cindy 93121358 Scarly

  • Why Japanese have their particular strong accent? (Cindy)Consonant-vowel formation, and comparison in English and Japanese phonetic symbols. (Carol)Japanese pronunciation: voiced sounds; r and l features in Japanese. (Yoyo) Stress, sokuon, and choon in Japanese pronunciation. (Jessica)Interview (Sindy& Scarly)

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  • Comparison in Japanese and English PhoneticSymbolsThe formation of consonant-vowel in Japanese.Theres no voiceless sound in Japanese. and; and (); and .Theres no diphthongs and schwa in Japanese./r/ and /l/ sound are identical in Japanese.

  • There are some consonants in English that Japanese doesnt contain: / v/, //, and //./ v/ becomes (ba)(bi)(bu)(be)(bo)// becomes (ra) (re) (ro)// becomes (sa)(shi)(su)(se)(so)

  • Japanese PronunciationTend to insert vowels particularly at the end of a words ending in a consonantJapanese has no closed syllables(C)V or CVCVe.g. get becomes gettosound, cake, hot dog, booketc.

  • Trouble with r and l soundi.e. rule becomes ruuru i.e. radio becomes razio Lack of the /v/ sound It now has two accepted pronunciations, /b/ and /wh/i.e. video becomes bideo or whideo

  • Might use /fu/ and /hu/ interchangeablyboth are the same sound in JapaneseFor instance, "who" might be pronounced as "foo

  • ti and di often become chi and ji, respectively Like chickentube, steam, tip, student, ticket, teamtu and du often become tsu and ju, respectivelyLike sportsmani.e. suitcase, tuna, tool, tour, tourist, tree

  • Glottal stop--------Japanese sokuonTheres glottal stop in Japanese, but not in English.Japanese use glottal stop when they translate foreign language in to katakana.Glottal stop usually appear when theres a short vowel.

  • Exampleswitchracketfashionclassicsandwichbasketball

  • Long Vowel----------Japanese choonAll the Japanese characters have the some vowel length.

    In order to make the long vowel sound in the katakana, Japanese use two vowels to make it sound longer.

  • Examplecoffee (ko o hi i)cola (ko o ra)table (te e bu ru)cake (ke e ki)party (pa a di i)guitar (gi ta a)

  • StressWhen English translated into Japanese as a borrowing words, they sometimes have different stress


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