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Japanese Accent. 93121301 Carol 陳佳渝 93121304 Yoyo 林芷帆 93121306 Jessica 黃芊芊 93121308 Sindy 林欣慧 93121334 Cindy 謝依君 93121358 Scarly 李紅穎. Why Japanese have their particular strong accent? (Cindy)

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japanese accent

Japanese Accent

93121301 Carol 陳佳渝

93121304 Yoyo 林芷帆

93121306 Jessica 黃芊芊

93121308 Sindy 林欣慧

93121334 Cindy 謝依君

93121358 Scarly 李紅穎

WhyJapanese have their particular strong accent? (Cindy)
  • Consonant-vowel formation, and comparison in English and Japanese phonetic symbols. (Carol)
  • Japanese pronunciation: voiced sounds; “r” and “l” features in Japanese. (Yoyo)
  • Stress, “sokuon”, and “choon” in Japanese pronunciation. (Jessica)
  • Interview (Sindy& Scarly)
japanese english accent meaning not good at english
Japanese English Accent→ meaning not good at English ?

Learning English ads everywhere in Japan

japan english
Japan English
  • Japanese VS English→ stress, retroflex
  • School education → focus on grammar and reading
  • culture→ pursuit perfect→ effect on speaking
  • translation
comparison in japanese and english phonetic symbols
Comparison in Japanese and English PhoneticSymbols
  • The formation of consonant-vowel in Japanese.
  • There’s no voiceless sound in Japanese.
  • andし; and (じ); and ち.
  • There’s no diphthongs and schwa in Japanese.
  • /r/ and /l/ sound are identical in Japanese.
There are some consonants in English that Japanese doesn’t contain: / v/, /ð/, and /ө/.
  • / v/ becomes バ(ba)ビ(bi)ブ(bu)ベ(be)ボ(bo)
  • /ð/ becomesラ (ra)レ (re)ロ (ro)
  • /ө/ becomes サ(sa)シ(shi)ス(su)セ(se)ソ(so)
japanese pronunciation
Japanese Pronunciation
  • Tend to insert vowels particularly at the end of a words ending in a consonant
    • Japanese has no closed syllables
    • (C)V or CVCV
    • e.g. get becomes getto
    • sound, cake, hot dog, book…etc.
Trouble with ‘r’ and ‘l’ sound
    • i.e. rule becomes ruuru (ルール)
    • i.e. radio becomes razio (ラジオ)
  • Lack of the /v/ sound
    • It now has two accepted pronunciations, /b/ and /wh/
    • i.e. video becomes bideo or whideo
Might use /fu/ and /hu/ interchangeably
    • both are the same sound in Japanese
    • For instance, "who" might be pronounced as "foo“
‘ti’ and ‘di’ often become ‘chi’ and ‘ji’, respectively
    • Like chicken
    • tube, steam, tip, student, ticket, team
  • ‘tu’ and ‘du’ often become ‘tsu’ and ‘ju’, respectively
    • Like sportsman
    • i.e. suitcase, tuna, tool, tour, tourist, tree
glottal stop japanese sokuon
Glottal stop--------Japanese “sokuon”
  • There’s glottal stop in Japanese, but not in English.
  • Japanese use glottal stop when they translate foreign language in to katakana.
  • Glottal stop usually appear when there’s a short vowel.
  • switch→スイッチ
  • racket→ラケット
  • fashion→ファッション
  • classic→クラシック
  • sandwich→サンドイッチ
  • basketball→バスケットボール
long vowel japanese choon
Long Vowel----------Japanese “choon”
  • All the Japanese characters have the some vowel length.
  • In order to make the long vowel sound in the katakana, Japanese use two vowels to make it sound longer.
  • coffee→コーヒー(ko o hi i)
  • cola→コーラ(ko o ra)
  • table→テーブル(te e bu ru)
  • cake→ケーキ(ke e ki)
  • party→パーティー(pa a di i)
  • guitar→ギター(gi ta a)
  • When English translated into Japanese as a borrowing words, they sometimes have different stress
  • Example
    • button→ボタン
    • ribbon→リボン
short films
Short Films
  • http://grm.cdn.hinet.net/xuite/56/0c/12067215/blog_13366/dv/5177280/5177280.wmv
  • Japanese cartoon: 櫻桃小丸子