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Post Reply How do you say "manga" outloud?
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/12/15
Manga, like Mankey. I'm prolly wrong, but eh, I don't care.
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MightyMidgit wrote:

It's mahn-gah.

All A's in the Japanese language are pronounced "ah".

If it was supposed to be pronounced main-gah, it would have been spelt Meinga, but it's not.


^ this
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/12/15

AzazelOfNexium wrote:


まんが Ma-n-ga

Lol..



I agree with this, where is the u coming from in the enunciation

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AzazelOfNexium wrote:
まんが Ma-n-ga


This: Since the Japanese "ma" is Mah, it's "Mahn-ga". If you're going to be a cultural carpetbagger, do it right.

(It also helps that I don't live in that part of the country where they pronounce Drama as if it rhymes with "Gramma".)
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I say mahn-gah. I originally pronounced it with an a like in gramma, like Ejanss used as an example of the wrong pronunciation.) but I realized that it was wrong because of the way the Japanese language pronounces the 'a' vowel. I was able to switch because years of singing in languages I don't know but being instructed on the correct pronunciation makes me flexible to such things when I find out I'm wrong. (Choir is a valuable life skill...)
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I usually pronounce it as Main-guh out of laziness or not caring to say it correctly.
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"men-gah"
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"Mon-guh". I'm just going with the proper Japanese pronunciation. It kinda bugs me when people say "mayn-guh", but meh. It shouldn't be a big fuss. Just a foreigner thing, I suppose.
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 8/16/15
With great shame.
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17 / M / Austria
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Mahn-gha :3
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15 / F / Canada
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main-ga, though now I'm seeing it in a whole new light... Oh well, I'll probably just stick to my way instead.
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I pronounce it "man-gu", but I think the harsh 'a' is more of the horrible Yorkshire shining through into my accent.
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I pronounce it pighoughd
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Posted 6/8/15
Mawnguh
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22 / M / Australia
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Posted 6/10/15
Second example within the first ten seconds of this video is how I pronounce it (That's just due to it sounding "correct" in Australian English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEaVBEM8YXI
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