Japanese Pronunciation

Pronunciation

1.1 WHAT ARE VOWELS AND CONSONANTS?

There are two kinds of sounds in any language.

  • Vowels are produced by air passing out through the mouth without beging blockd.
    The letters that represent these sounds are a,e,i,o,u.

  • Consonants,on the other hand ,are produced by blockage(partial or complete) of the air.
    The remaining alphabet letters are used to represent consonant sounds:d,c,d,etc.

 

Japanese isn’t difficult to pronounce if you follow a few simple guidelines.
Take the time to read this section,and try out each sound presented.

2-2VOWELS 

If you have studied Spanish, it may help you to know that that Japanese vowels are more like those of Spanish than English.