Thu, 16 Mar 2000 01:10:41 EST

In a message dated 3/15/00 9:10:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> 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".

Oh, I see thanks for the info. When I have heard some Americans on a news
show pronounce it, they say "bOndai", though. Its the news on ZDTV that
pronounced it that way.

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