nurbs (
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 18:22:33 +0100

Yeah like Tempura... Its not pronounced Tem POOR -ahh more like Tem -Per-ahh
A few japanese waitresses were making fun of my pronunciation a few years
"Christopher J. Sypal" wrote:

> At 05:52 PM 8/28/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >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."
> From the very little I know, there are accents, and they tend be different
> from where they would be in English.
> The most famous would be the Japanese "SA-ku-ra" and the English "sa-KU-ra".
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