Writing conventions / pronounciations for words with っ


I'm currently trying to figure out on how to do karaoke for some songs and I got a bit confused about the following. So let's say you have the words like

ずっと [zutto]

のって [notte]

How would you write these words if you would pronounce them? Is it like zut-to or zu-tto or maybe zu-t-to?

I would really appreciate any additional information.


Posted 2019-05-25T14:57:09.890

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Do you mean writing it down mora by mora? I will admit, this question was a bit difficult to wrap my head around. – Aeon Akechi – 2019-05-25T16:08:33.523


Possible duplicate of Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs

– broccoli forest – 2019-05-26T04:57:29.670

1Do you know how to pronounce ずっと and are asking how best to write it in rōmaji? Or are you trying to understand how to pronounce ずっと by looking at a romanization zutto? (Or are you trying to ask something else?) – Earthliŋ – 2019-05-27T10:00:58.523

@Earthliŋ Well as you can see, I'm having a hard time really formulating what the issue is, but I think the it's mainly the pronounciation with respect to how you would "split" it for karaoke purposes. For example if you hear a song with the word ずっと, how would you split the letters in romanized form? Like zu-t-to or zu-tto or zut-to? I've seen many people doing zu-tto, which makes sense in a way that the tt are connected then. But then again, I thought the would make the pronounciation longer for the letter u in , so zu-t-to would make more sense to me then. – YTZ – 2019-05-27T16:53:55.777

Take a look at the linked question from broccoli forest, where it is explained how gemination is pronounced in songs. How you want to represent this in a romanization is up to you — splitting up romanized words mora by mora by inserting hyphens is not part of standard romanization systems. Besides, you want it to work for songs... I'm not sure this is on-topic, but I'll let the community decide. – Earthliŋ – 2019-05-28T16:44:44.887

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