Re: Quadruple length o
|Date:||Monday, September 8, 2003, 5:38|
"Mukou wo ouou!"
I hear it pronounced--and thus pronounce it:
[Muko: (w)o ?ôo:]
where (w) is executed far back in the throat almost without moving the lips
? is a very moderate glottal stop ;
^ is a 2-pitch tone (high-low or low-high or whatever, I can't say).
Anyway, it doesn't sound like a "monster" quadruple long o but rather like a
very normal string of 3 words
Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...> wrote:
>>>There's a word in my Japanese dictionary "oou" (ô.u) meaning "cover,
place something on, spread over". If this verb is regular, then the
presumptive form of it would be "oooo". Is there a glottal stop in there
or some other way of seperating the two long o's in "oooo" or is this a
real quadruple length o?
Now if it's used with a noun that ends in a long o, you could get a monster
mukoo o oooo to omoimasu "I think I'll cover up the other side", with seven
o's in a row. Is this broken up somehow, or does it come out as one
amazingly long o?
 Or whatever the right term is for the -oo form.