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Japanese words in English [was Re: new Klingon spelling]

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Monday, January 5, 2004, 23:45
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Axiem wrote: > >>Actually, it now very much aggravates me when people mispronounce Japanese >>words. Whenever I speak and use a native Japanese word, I make sure to >>actually pronounce it correctly. Not necessarily with a Japanese accent, but >>I don't horribly misread the romaji. The primary three instances of this I >>can think of are "sake", "geisha", and "karaoke" > > > How is "geisha" pronounced in English other than /gejS@/?, which seems > to me to be a pretty reasonably close approximation. The only other > possibility I can think of that people might use is /gajS@/, but I've > never heard that.
The one I hear most often is /giS@/.