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@/.