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Japanese....SnVoiced and Voiceless Sounds

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gyôsei (administration)/kyôsei (duress)
gyaku (opposite)/kyaku (customer)
batto (a bat)/patto (suddenly)
byônin (invalid)/pyon-pyon haneru (to hop)
hojikuru (pry)/hotchikisu (stapler)
hojo (aid)/hôchô (kitchen knife)
de (at, in, on)/te (hand)
dô (copper)/tô (pagoda)
zen (good)/sen (line) (NB: soft 'd' before 'z')
zô (elephant)/sô (yes; so)
zu (drawing)/su (vinegar)/tsû (expert)
NB: there is no'v' or 'l' sound in Japanese


Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Fumiaki Ichihara
Mari Okazawa

February 6th 2002
February 6th 2002



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