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morphious167
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my name city and country in japanese

Postby morphious167 » July 5th, 2009 6:09 am

can anyone please tell me how to pronounce my name city and country in japanese it would be much appreciated my name is david somerville i come from glasgow in scotland? arigatou

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Postby Belton » July 5th, 2009 8:04 pm

There's a thread for these requests here
http://www.japanesepod101.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=778

I'm sure someone will be along to move this there, and delete the double post, eventually.

In the meantime

David Somerville デービット・サマビル deibitto samabiru
Glasgow グラスゴー gurasugou
Scotland スコットランド sukottoranndo

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morphious167
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domo arigatou

Postby morphious167 » July 6th, 2009 3:00 am

thought i had cracked it myself but colud not have been more wrong. domo arigatou.

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Postby QuackingShoe » July 6th, 2009 9:39 am

It's デヴィッド・サマーヴィル according to the most common references I can find, but it probably varies based on local pronunciation.

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Postby Belton » July 6th, 2009 7:53 pm

That most Japanese of sounds "V"

I think that Japanese mostly still pronounce and render V sounds with the B row, despite spelling reform for foreign words.
According to the current official guidance (外来語の表記) either is acceptable. (para 7)
I'm probably just old fashioned though.


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