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    Pronounciations

    I have a very difficult time trying to pronounce Japense names. I have recently been reading this manga series called Sensual Phrase, and I love the meaning for the girls name, Aine. But I have no idea how to pronounce it, if you know how please let me know.

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    Re: Pronounciations

    "aye-neh" is how you'd pronounce it... don't over think it, Japanese has a very simple and clear phonetics than English. in Japanese, every syllable has one sound, so you just pronouce it down the line "ah-ee-n-eh" --> "aye-neh --> "Aine"

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    Re: Pronounciations

    Ironically you wrote pronunciation wrong...

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    Re: Pronounciations

    O.O oops! ^o^ ahahahaaaaaaa!

    ^O^ ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    >_> spelling isn't my strong suit! oh well! i hope it was at least helpful! maybe someone with a better grasp of the languages would have helped better! sorry!

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    Re: Pronounciations

    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Dhabi View Post
    O.O oops! ^o^ ahahahaaaaaaa!

    ^O^ ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    >_> spelling isn't my strong suit! oh well! i hope it was at least helpful! maybe someone with a better grasp of the languages would have helped better! sorry!
    My comment was mainly aimed at OrtaOsbourne.

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    Re: Pronounciations

    Okay, excuse me for not being perfect at spelling....

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    Re: Pronounciations

    >.< i'm a silly goose! but really, just don't over think the spelling! it's easy if you take every letter for what it is!

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    Re: Pronounciations

    Actually, that's not quite right - pronouncing it as you see it. Aine is pretty straightforward - "eye-neh". But the thing with vowels in the Japanese language is, they don't actually sound the same as they do in other languages.

    "a" - is just "ah", pretty straightforward.
    "i" - is "ee", straighforward too.
    "e" - is a cross between "air" (w/o the "r") and the "a" in "ape"
    "u" - is a cross between "oo" and "uh"
    "o" - is a cross between "owe" and "aw"


    Takes quite a bit of practice to get it right.

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