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Re: Quadruple length o

From:takatunu <takatunu@...>
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
together ;-)

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[1] 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 sentence like: 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? M [1] Or whatever the right term is for the -oo form.