Note for the first introductory step to phonetical approarch into Japanese Language.

Hereinafter, you'll find a lot of matrices. There are given various phonetical sounds expressed using composed units of Japanese phoneme which may likely or unlikely be the case neither in literal nor in colloquial usage of the Japanese Language in reality.

Phonetical units which may appear in reality with at least one meaning are highlighted by red color, insted composed units which may not have any meaning in Japanese Language at least in the manner as is are dymmed in grey color.

Phonetical units of sounds showed in red color not only may have only single meaning, but also may have various meaning as homonims. These may be word, but may be onomatopoeias as well as ecsclamatory sounds or childreneses.

In the dymmed phonetical units there may likely be some kind of sounds which may appear in the various electronical or video cartoons as again onomatopoeias without any meaning but intended to give somewhat feeling in those scenes shown as if there might be any meaning. But I didn't take such into account as are effective in the real language scene.

[ Advise in carrying out self-tutorial by yourself ]

Pronounce by yourself taking into account those inportanto points noted in the previous page. Don't forget that Japanes sounds are always solid and short if there does not appear a half vowel "y".

Half vowel "n" (ん)is always soft and short sound, and image it as "n" in the english phrase "don't", for example like this: "Hon (ほん)”which means a book; "En(えん)" which may be "a circle", "Yen" (the unit of Japanese currency) or "a garden" ect, while "Hin (ひん)" which may means the dignity or grace.

Now you may get start by clicking below.

Part 1- Step 1


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