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Japanese Audio Request

iji
110 Characters / 2 Recordings / 6 Comments
Note to recorder:

...数字の五、午前の午、 後ろ、日本語の語...

















数字の五
午前の午
後ろ
日本語の語






















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Recordings

  • 漢字 ( recorded by ryujiro ), native Japanese

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  • 漢字 ( recorded by Macky ), Tokyo(Normal)

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    Corrected Text
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    On- yomi, Kun-Yomi
    ichi
    migi
    u, ame
    en
    ge, shita
    nani
    ka, hi
    gai, soto
    gaku,
    ma, aida
    Ki,
    kyuu
    kin, kane
    ku, kyuu
    getsu, gatsu, tsuki
    ken,
    go,
    go,
    go, ushiro, ato, nochi
    go,
    kou,
    kou, gyou
    kou,
    koku kuni
    kon ima
    sa Hidari
    san
    san, yama
    shi, yon
    shi, ko
    nana
    sha, kuruma
    to, jyuu
    syutsu
    syo
    jyo on-na
    ko, sho
    jyou, kami, ue
    shoku,
    jin, hito
    sui, mizu
    sei, nama
    西 sei, nishi
    sen, saki
    chi, sen
    sen, kawa
    zen, mae
    dai,
    dann, otoko
    chuu, naka

Comments

Macky
Jan. 8, 2015

Do you know "On-Yomi" and "Kun-Yomi" ?

I think,
On-Yomi :(音読み) These pronounciation almost came from Old-China.
Kun-yomi :(訓読み) These pronaunciation is original in Japan.

And, in any case, Kun-yomi needs Okuri-gana(送り仮名).
Do you know Okuri-gana?

For example, (As you know)

休み → 休(Yasu) + み(mi) : み is Okuri-gana.
見る → 見(mi) + る(ru) : る is Okuri-gana.

Do you understand?

iji
Jan. 8, 2015

Thank you, Macky-sensei. Yes, I know the concepts of 音読み, 訓読み and what is 送り仮名. Your recording is very interesting and it will help me remember the most important readings of those kanji. どうもありがとうございました。

As for my request, I haven't explained well. どうもすみません。
Let's say you have to reproduce from memory the list of kanji above (and in the same order), but saying ご、ご、ご、ご for 五、午、後、語 is not helpful. You have to make a distinction somehow, right? So what would you do? What words would you choose? (Like in English: A as in Apple, B as in Bee)

iji
Jan. 8, 2015

An alternative to saying the English alphabet as A, B, C, D etc. is to say Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta etc. You know, as in movies when the pilot is saying "This is India Golf Niner Niner approaching" (IG99)

Macky
Jan. 12, 2015

Hi iji-san,

I couldn't access RhinoSpike lastweek.
I think server down.

> Let's say you have to reproduce from memory the list of kanji above
> (and in the same order), but saying ご、ご、ご、ご for 五、午、後、語
> is not helpful. You have to make a distinction somehow, right?
> So what would you do? What words would you choose?
> (Like in English: A as in Apple, B as in Bee)

Umm..., Is your question distinction of pronounciation?
I think these pronounciation is almost same.
Japanese language, as you know, is very simple intonation.

But, probably, You want to distinguish the same pronounciation of Kanji.

So,,, 五、午、後、語, If I explain distinction of pronounciation, for example,

五: 数字の五という字(すうじ の ご と いう じ) Suuji-no-go to-iu-ji
午: 午前、午後の午という字(ごぜん、ごご の ご と いう じ) Gozen, Gogo-no-go to-iu-ji
後: うしろという字(うしろ という じ) Usiro-no-go to-iu-ji
語: 日本語の語(にほんご の ご と いう じ) Nihongo-no-go to-iu-ji

Is this OK?

Macky
Jan. 12, 2015

Sorry, I mistake spelling.

後: うしろという字(うしろ という じ) Usiro to-iu-ji

This pronounciation is Kun-Yomi of 後。

iji
Jan. 12, 2015

Yes, yes, this is it, and I think we can leave out という字 because we know it is about a list of 字. So 五、午、後、語 would be: 数字の五、午前の午、 うしろ、日本語の語.

本当にありがとうございます。