Post Reply Hiragana for vowels
Posted 7/11/08 , edited 7/11/08

hi everybody ,, i tried to symbolize this lesson .. if u understand just tell me to complete n if u have any questions ill be right there !!

Japanese has only five vowels like Latin and Spanish, and they are easy to distinguish.

Vowels:

あ [ a ] sounds like [ ah ] in the english word father .
い [ i ] souns like [ ee ] in the english word machine .
う [ u ] like [ u ] in truth .
え [ e ] is like [ a ] in pray .
お [ o ] is like most .

You don't have to worry about the vowel pronunciations very much. What is really important is the metronomic rhythm of Japanese. You must pronounce vowels with the same time length.

It is believed that Japanese had eight vowels: a, i, u, e, o, ï, ë, and ö. The last three were lost more than a thousand years ago.


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Hiragana examples:

Hiragana: あ い
Romanization: a i
Meaning: love (noun)


Hiragana: う え
Romanization: u e
Meaning: upper (noun)


Hiragana: お う
Romanization: ô
Meaning: king (noun)


Note: in Japanese language u dont say the letters together, e.g : う え = [ u e ] , so u say it " ooeh" not " weh" as in english >> hope u can understand it !! bt in お う = [ o u ] in this case, the second kana is there just to make the previous "o" longer n when Romanized, it is written as either "ô" or "ō" .


this is just the begining , japanese language is a big world !!

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Posted 7/12/08

baka-girl wrote:


hi everybody ,, i tried to symbolize this lesson .. if u understand just tell me to complete n if u have any questions ill be right there !!

Japanese has only five vowels like Latin and Spanish, and they are easy to distinguish.

Vowels:

あ [ a ] sounds like [ ah ] in the english word father .
い [ i ] souns like [ ee ] in the english word machine .
う [ u ] like [ u ] in truth .
え [ e ] is like [ a ] in pray .
お [ o ] is like most .

You don't have to worry about the vowel pronunciations very much. What is really important is the metronomic rhythm of Japanese. You must pronounce vowels with the same time length.

It is believed that Japanese had eight vowels: a, i, u, e, o, ï, ë, and ö. The last three were lost more than a thousand years ago.


P.S:


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Hiragana examples:

Hiragana: あ い
Romanization: a i
Meaning: love (noun)


Hiragana: う え
Romanization: u e
Meaning: upper (noun)


Hiragana: お う
Romanization: ô
Meaning: king (noun)


Note: in Japanese language u dont say the letters together, e.g : う え = [ u e ] , so u say it " ooeh" not " weh" as in english >> hope u can understand it !! bt in お う = [ o u ] in this case, the second kana is there just to make the previous "o" longer n when Romanized, it is written as either "ô" or "ō" .


this is just the begining , japanese language is a big world !!



a little confuse haha
Posted 7/12/08

Amikax33 wrote:


baka-girl wrote:


hi everybody ,, i tried to symbolize this lesson .. if u understand just tell me to complete n if u have any questions ill be right there !!

Japanese has only five vowels like Latin and Spanish, and they are easy to distinguish.

Vowels:

あ [ a ] sounds like [ ah ] in the english word father .
い [ i ] souns like [ ee ] in the english word machine .
う [ u ] like [ u ] in truth .
え [ e ] is like [ a ] in pray .
お [ o ] is like most .

You don't have to worry about the vowel pronunciations very much. What is really important is the metronomic rhythm of Japanese. You must pronounce vowels with the same time length.

It is believed that Japanese had eight vowels: a, i, u, e, o, ï, ë, and ö. The last three were lost more than a thousand years ago.


P.S:


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Hiragana examples:

Hiragana: あ い
Romanization: a i
Meaning: love (noun)


Hiragana: う え
Romanization: u e
Meaning: upper (noun)


Hiragana: お う
Romanization: ô
Meaning: king (noun)


Note: in Japanese language u dont say the letters together, e.g : う え = [ u e ] , so u say it " ooeh" not " weh" as in english >> hope u can understand it !! bt in お う = [ o u ] in this case, the second kana is there just to make the previous "o" longer n when Romanized, it is written as either "ô" or "ō" .


this is just the begining , japanese language is a big world !!



a little confuse haha



hehe ,, wat ??? wat thing that u cant understand ??
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Posted 7/13/08

baka-girl wrote:


hi everybody ,, i tried to symbolize this lesson .. if u understand just tell me to complete n if u have any questions ill be right there !!

Japanese has only five vowels like Latin and Spanish, and they are easy to distinguish.

Vowels:

あ [ a ] sounds like [ ah ] in the english word father .
い [ i ] souns like [ ee ] in the english word machine .
う [ u ] like [ u ] in truth .
え [ e ] is like [ a ] in pray .
お [ o ] is like most .

You don't have to worry about the vowel pronunciations very much. What is really important is the metronomic rhythm of Japanese. You must pronounce vowels with the same time length.

It is believed that Japanese had eight vowels: a, i, u, e, o, ï, ë, and ö. The last three were lost more than a thousand years ago.


P.S:


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Hiragana examples:

Hiragana: あ い
Romanization: a i
Meaning: love (noun)


Hiragana: う え
Romanization: u e
Meaning: upper (noun)


Hiragana: お う
Romanization: ô
Meaning: king (noun)


Note: in Japanese language u dont say the letters together, e.g : う え = [ u e ] , so u say it " ooeh" not " weh" as in english >> hope u can understand it !! bt in お う = [ o u ] in this case, the second kana is there just to make the previous "o" longer n when Romanized, it is written as either "ô" or "ō" .


this is just the begining , japanese language is a big world !!



whahwa..still confusing..
Posted 7/13/08
watz the thing that is confusing ?????????????
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Posted 7/29/08
so, do you always use hiragana for words consisting of only vowels?

correct me if I am wrong But I believe I am correct in saying "Ue" is pronounced as "ooh-weh"

right?
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