ROBOTICK (jercar@aristotle.net)
Mon, 28 Aug 2000 17:52:21 -0500


There are accents in Japanese? I always thought that it was a rather
monotone language. But, then again, I was wrong about the word "gundam"
being pronounced "GOON-uh-DAH'm." If you say that fast enough, it does
sound like "Gun-dam."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Ju" <gundam@loop.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Pronnounciation questions

>In a message dated 8/27/00 7:25:45 PM Central Daylight Time,
scorpio@best.com
>writes:
>
><< That would be "Noo Gundam", as in a (hand) gun and a (hydroelectric)
> dam, and "Zah-koo" (with a "zah" like in pizza).
>
> -- Mark
> >>
>that's odd, I've always pronounced it as Gun as in gun and Dam as in
dumb...
>Is Damn the correct sound?
>
>Jason

I don't think so - your original pronounciation sounds right - just listen
to how they pronounce it in the subbed/raw tapes/discs. The accent is on
the first syllable not the second.

Eddie

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