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March 5th, 2006 at 07:38 AM
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皆さん(Mina-san), hope everyone had/is having a great weekend wherever you are! Here is an amazing group of links put together by Nathan-san! ありがとうございます Nathan-san!:grin:


http://del.icio.us/JapanesePod101


:grin:

Dave S.
March 11th, 2006 at 07:51 PM
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Peter mentioned that someone composed a song just for JapanesePod101. When do we get to hear it? :razz:

Dave S.
March 11th, 2006 at 06:58 AM
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I love the news episodes where you thank everyone. Awesome stuff.

Matt
March 10th, 2006 at 05:09 PM
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I would like to request a show for DISNEY characters and how you pronunce some of the DISNEY movies and characters in Japanese.

jay
March 7th, 2006 at 05:44 PM
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cool thanks nathan!

Nathan
March 7th, 2006 at 01:36 PM
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Jay-san,


Yeah, actually I do :wink: You're talking about phonology, and there's a pretty good Wikipedia article on it here:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_phonology


As it mentions, the Japanese "s" is a laminal alveolar consonant, which means that the tongue is placed close to the backs of the front teeth and the airflow is constricted with the blade of the tongue, rather than the tip. In other words, it can have a slight lisp sound, yes. It's good to keep in mind that we're all individuals and thus our speech can vary slightly and still be correct.

Alastair
March 7th, 2006 at 10:52 AM
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I thought you guys might be interested, japanesepod101 was mentioned on the planet japan podcast.


http://www.planetjapan.org/podcast.html


Keep up the great work!

Todd
March 7th, 2006 at 03:41 AM
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Peter, when you guys finally get that armadillo problem worked out:



http://www.exotickitchen.com/recipes/recipes3.htm


:grin:

JP
March 6th, 2006 at 03:53 PM
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Steve-San,


Nice blog, keep bloggin!!! tokorode, cool joke!:lol:

monkeyjay
March 6th, 2006 at 12:44 PM
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ok fine ventrilo out. haha


Mike I think I know what you are referring to. I find when I practice speaking by imitating kazunori that my tongue makes the 's' sound a lot closer to my teeth than normal. same with the 'r' sound, seems to use a lot more front teeth tongue action in japanese, so it almost could become 'l' or even 'd'.


I am a total beginner so I could be wrong, but I am also pretty good at imitation and this is how I found my voice to match kazunori's better.


There is most likely a natural tongue placement for the japanese sounds, nathan you got a link? :P

Mike
March 6th, 2006 at 08:16 AM
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Sorry by "lisp" I meant the "desu" sounds slightly like "desth" to me from Kazunori, but sounds like "dess" from Peter and Natsuko. I heard another male talk this way so it must be a correct way of speaking. Thanks.