Tag: phonology

74 What are the differences between じ and ぢ, and ず and づ? 2011-06-17T00:11:40.603

49 What are the rules regarding "mute vowels" ("u" after "s" and "i" after "sh")? 2011-06-14T06:12:20.800

41 How did "little tsu" become a lengthener? 2011-06-07T22:34:44.623

31 Why the "H" is pronounced as "Sh" in some cases? 2011-06-23T08:39:33.157

22 Why is the Japanese currency pronounced "yen" in English? 2012-06-19T18:21:53.497

21 Pronunciation of す in です and the end of ます verbs 2012-04-06T22:09:10.610

21 How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc? 2012-08-23T12:38:17.110

19 Why is English "ka" and "ca" sometimes rendered as キャ (kya) instead of カ (ka)? 2012-03-20T13:33:11.510

19 Except for pitch, what are the differences in pronunciation between Kansaiben and Tokyoben? 2012-09-30T03:51:20.717

19 Do native speakers think of prolonged vowels as one long vowel, or two vowel sounds following each other? 2015-12-24T16:56:12.630

18 Is Japanese particularly good for punning/spoonerisms? If so, why? 2011-06-21T15:23:29.793

18 Actual phonetic realization of "devoiced" vowels 2011-07-13T22:22:19.807

17 In which dialects have the sounds "ゐ" (wi) and "ゑ" (we) been preserved, and are their kana still occasionally seen? 2011-06-02T03:04:02.973

17 Exceptional compounding forms 2011-08-08T13:42:09.743

17 Rules for emphasizing by lengthening sounds 2012-10-15T10:26:57.590

15 The nasal allophones of /g/ 2015-08-06T16:11:15.983

13 Sentence level pitch accent for 標準語 2012-01-26T07:51:28.163

13 "y"-sound insertion after intervocalic ん 2012-02-17T03:50:31.670

13 What are the pitch-accent rules for compound nouns? 2015-11-27T03:33:14.410

13 Why is the た in 手伝う voiced? 2015-11-27T21:14:27.280

12 What does こまけー mean? 2011-11-17T01:11:11.013

10 Words with metathesis 2011-09-26T11:59:17.053

10 Is accent position predictable for -i verbs in Osaka/Kansai? 2012-09-22T07:37:26.253

9 Are there many words that have the same pronunciation ambiguity as Nihon/Nippon? 2011-10-18T11:30:06.257

9 「はは」(母) and ハ行転呼 2013-03-24T13:17:58.583

9 Does Japanese have a silent ん? 2014-04-25T17:59:34.007

9 Was 術 (as in 柔術) ever pronounced jitsu? 2019-06-25T19:51:33.763

8 Pronunciation of 対応済 2011-11-17T01:44:25.627

8 Syllable final -t in early modern Japanese? 2012-12-07T08:44:24.623

8 Are there any rules governing voicing in words formed via reduplication? 2013-10-09T03:01:22.857

8 Why is [好]{す}き pronounced with a voiceless/almost silent U, but [隙]{すき} is not? 2018-03-15T17:37:31.997

8 IPA for ふーん/んふふ pronounced with your mouth closed 2018-04-10T20:12:14.880

7 Utterance initial [ɾ] 2012-07-15T12:15:00.630

7 What's the relationship between 'e' and 'wa' in some words? 2014-01-27T15:52:29.573

7 What happened to the を sound? 2016-01-26T17:18:49.513

7 Did labialized consonants remain in Ryūkyūan? 2019-09-27T08:06:49.260

6 Is 「やってもた」 the same as 「やってしまった」? What is the grammatical rule behind this? 2011-11-09T15:49:01.970

6 How and when to use せや and its variants in Kansai-ben? 2012-07-03T02:50:02.000

6 しらゆきひめ 'Snow White' 2012-07-20T22:18:43.673

6 Analysing nasal glides 2014-03-04T22:35:01.823

6 Why are Japanese vowels occasionally rhotacised in songs? 2015-03-15T01:19:38.107

6 How many possible phonological forms could be represented by a randomly chosen single character? 2015-11-06T18:09:49.913

6 Rule on vowel devoicing? 2016-01-07T16:38:34.677

6 Pronunciation of ん before a fricative 2017-02-15T17:25:41.917

6 Are フィ、ファ、フェ and フォ still pronounced with a bilabial fricative or just a normal English "f"? 2017-12-15T14:13:01.763

6 Why Was Jaguar Borrowed as ジャガー? 2017-12-25T03:34:52.947

5 バカヤロウ to バゲロ [mature content] 2011-07-29T14:17:19.783

5 激情 and its pronunciation 2016-02-04T10:51:10.010

5 Reduction of the diphthong "ou" to "ō" in Middle and Modern Japanese 2017-05-03T07:12:16.357

5 Japanese pitch accent in songs 2017-07-24T18:47:14.920

5 Why is "konnichi wa" written with は and not わ? 2017-08-10T01:01:32.303

5 The yomikata of 十三 2018-04-03T16:35:49.190

4 味わわせる vs. 味あわせる 2012-02-25T01:11:37.157

4 What is this い sound change? 2016-04-29T00:43:08.843

4 Why is Beach ビーチ and not ビーチュ, why is Cake ケーキ and not ケーク? 2016-08-11T22:41:21.170

4 Desu pronounced dess: what about other words? 2016-10-11T16:36:26.130

4 Phonetic Mapping of the Hiragana System Used in the Okinawan Omoro Sōshi 2017-09-09T03:01:43.070

3 What is the most common way to pronounce 運? 2012-02-18T03:05:32.073

3 Does an international OR standardized phonetic alphabet/notation system exist to depict all the Hiragana/Katakana sounds? 2012-11-09T16:14:52.787

3 Pronunciation of ワンマン運転 2013-05-28T00:49:19.450

3 Trying to think of borrowed English words that parse "ti" as ティ or as チ。 2015-11-16T01:58:43.973

3 What's the pitch accent of すなわち? 2016-02-20T22:48:53.727

3 連濁 in proper nouns 2017-02-24T12:36:41.780

3 pronunciation, dialects/background: わたす、すた? 2018-01-20T00:00:26.883

3 Origin of the small っ 2019-05-11T06:47:24.310

3 Changing from "S" to "Z" sound in Katakana 2019-07-16T18:41:11.500

3 Pronunciation question for consonants k/g and t/d 2020-01-30T19:40:07.370

2 Contraction of や, the variant of は 2012-06-16T23:55:59.680

2 Why is the English word "studio" transcribed as スタジオ? 2017-10-12T01:18:37.807

2 Are the Japanese し and the Mandarin "xi" really both [ɕ]? 2017-12-01T18:18:20.600

2 Allophones: /e/ as [j] , /kj/ as [k͡xj]? 2018-04-07T15:38:41.257

2 Why is gemination limited to voiceless obstruents? 2019-04-20T17:32:51.923

2 Pronunciations of と/ど, た/だ, ち/じ 2019-05-16T22:22:52.780

2 Deriving the "p" and "b" sound from "h" 2019-07-06T05:50:46.320

1 Japanese: "osowarata"? 2014-09-19T11:46:35.803

1 Why is デート read deito instead of deeto? 2015-08-30T06:22:43.433

1 Words in the Kagoshima dialect 2018-08-22T17:33:44.747

1 Elongated お in the volitional verb form 2019-05-05T16:11:47.070

1 Joint etymology of -san/-chan? 2019-11-26T13:57:34.653

0 Classical form of 落{お}ちる 2015-05-05T20:00:35.833

0 Is しごと pronounced as 'shingocto'? 2017-11-05T05:04:26.033

-2 What does さちゅえい mean? 2011-08-15T15:32:27.050