mirai y (zafikel@hotmail.com)
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:08:59 EST

>From: BlazeEagle@aol.com
>Bandai is pronounced "Bandai", correct? Has anyone noticed that when Bandai
>is spoken out loud, sometimes News programs call Bandai, Bondai? Do they
>try to pronounce stuff correctly? :) Or is there a company called Bondai?

I think it sounds that way because "A" in Japanese doesn't sound like the
American "a" in "apple". It's actually the hard "u" sound, as in "under".

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