Re: [76attendees] How to pronounce "Hiroshima"

Dae Young KIM <dykim6@gmail.com> Thu, 05 November 2009 19:58 UTC

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In fact, any foul pronunciation of Japanese word would put you in too odd a
situation. Mostly, they already know what you're saying.

And perhaps in contrast to western culture(??? am I right?), it would even
seem strange for a foreigner to speak too fluent Japanese or Korean. Odd
pronunciation is cute and more appealing(?), and they already know you must
be in trouble and would be more ready to offer help.

BTW, about ASCII.. did you know that the Korean characters, Hanguel, is one
of the simplest and most effective phonetic script? A topic for a possibly
future IETF in Corea. Now, it's about Japan and Hiroshima.

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Ole Jacobsen <ole@cisco.com> wrote:

>
> Rather than argue about how one might represent sounds in ASCII in a
> manner that we can all agree on (difficult unless you use standard
> special characters for such), may I humbly suggest that we use the
> Internets which now actually support "multi-media" and "searching"
> and you might find something like:
>
> http://www.forvo.com/word/hiroshima/
>
> http://www.ehow.com/how_2183342_pronounce-japanese-words.html
>
>
> The "best" way to learn how things are pronounced is probably to just
> listen to spoken Japanese, bring a little radio and listen to one of
> the NHK stations that feature just "spoken" Japanese, be it lectures,
> news etc. (You don't have to understand a single word to get a feel
> for the way the language SOUNDS). There are probably Internet audio
> streams for most of this too, local folks can chime in.
>
> Ole
>
>
> Ole J. Jacobsen
> Editor and Publisher,  The Internet Protocol Journal
> Cisco Systems
> Tel: +1 408-527-8972   Mobile: +1 415-370-4628
> E-mail: ole@cisco.com  URL: http://www.cisco.com/ipj
>
>
>
>


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