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What does the littleっ mean in words/phrases

Posted: April 30th, 2016 6:38 pm
by karate.1996_511414
I am curious as to what っ means and if it is different to つ.
I see this character a lot but I never find any learning material about it.
やっ きよく is word I have encountered in your video lesson in the daily dose about "joshi-kai"
Thanks for the replies :)

Re: What does the littleっ mean in words/phrases

Posted: April 30th, 2016 7:31 pm
by jim.schuler
The っ is called a sokuon, and when represented in romaji is shown as a doubling of the consonant that follows it. So, やっきよく is written as yakkyoku. It's pronounced like a glottal stop, which you can understand as that little pause in the middle of "uh-oh."

Re: What does the littleっ mean in words/phrases

Posted: May 1st, 2016 12:53 am
by karate.1996_511414
jim.schuler wrote:The っ is called a sokuon, and when represented in romaji is shown as a doubling of the consonant that follows it. So, やっきよく is written as yakkyoku. It's pronounced like a glottal stop, which you can understand as that little pause in the middle of "uh-oh."


Awesome, thank you very much
Arigatou gozaimasu

Re: What does the littleっ mean in words/phrases

Posted: May 6th, 2016 9:16 am
by community.japanese
さん、
konnichiwa.
That is good you understand clearly.

jim.schuler san,
konnichiwa.
Thank you for helping san.
:)
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