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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by G0t0 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:40 pm

hideaki

Hee-deh-ack-ee
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hye-dee-a-kee
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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by Silentcook » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:50 pm

This ought to resolve all your questions on the subject.
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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by G3n0c1de » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:01 pm

G0t0 wrote:hideaki

Hee-deh-ack-ee
or
hye-dee-a-kee
Hee-deh-ah-kee would be a close fit. The 'ee' sounds drag on longer in English than in Japanese, so imagine it as a shortened sound. Hi-de-a-ki would work if not for the ambiguities on how the vowels sound. Also, remember how the syllables work. They don't normally end in consonants, so 'ack' wouldn't work.
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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by Caesius » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:02 pm

Silentcook wrote:This ought to resolve all your questions on the subject.
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How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by kascade » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:03 pm

I've only just 100%ted Katawa Shoujo (Still haven't unlocked that final image! :/ ) and one thing kept coming back to me.

I've never really known how to pronounce the main characters name!

Hi-sao, His-ao, H-is-ao ?

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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by Blackknight1239 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:13 pm

(Hee-sow); "-sow" sounding like "ow".

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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by pauper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:20 pm

I always pronounched it like its written, but then in Dutch, im pretty sure its completely wrong but im used to say every asian word wrong :lol:
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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by Maakasu_Taihaku » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:54 pm

I always thought it was similar to Hiseo, like Hi Say o
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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by Shockproof Jamo » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Assuming OP's a native english speaker:

"He-sa-oh"

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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by Maakasu_Taihaku » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Shockproof Jamo wrote:Assuming OP's a native english speaker:

"He-sa-oh"
ya thats my other opinion on how its pronouced.

He-say-oh
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Re: How do you pronounce Hisao?

Post by Mirage_GSM » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:10 pm

What Jamo said.
Definitely not "Hi-say-oh"!
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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by Megumeru » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:36 am

Hisao: He-sah-o
Shizune: She-zu-ne
Hanako: Ha-na-koh
Yuuko: You-co
Jigoro: Gee-go-roh
Akira: A-key-ra
Hideaki: He-deh-a-key
Satou: Sa-toh
Hakamichi: Ha-kah-me-chee
Tezuka: Teh-zu-ka
Ibarazaki: Ee-bah-ra-za-ki
Nakai: Na-ka-i

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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by dunkelfalke » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:38 am

Why don't you just use IPA for pronounciation instead of the very ambiguous "english" syllables?
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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by Xerxes » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:20 am

Megumeru wrote:Hisao: He-sah-o
Shizune: She-zu-ne
Hanako: Ha-na-koh
Yuuko: You-co
Jigoro: Gee-go-roh
Akira: A-key-ra
Hideaki: He-deh-a-key
Satou: Sa-toh
Hakamichi: Ha-kah-me-chee
Tezuka: Teh-zu-ka
Ibarazaki: Ee-bah-ra-za-ki
Nakai: Na-ka-i

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Shiina "Misha" Mikado: Shee-nah "Me-shah" Me-kah-doh.
Akio Motou: Ah-kee-oh Moh-toh
Meiko: May-koh
Iwanako: Ee-wanna-koh
Shinichi Nomiya: She-nee-chee Noh-me-yah
Kenji Setou: Ken-she (alt. ken-gee) Setoh

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Re: Pronunciation of names?

Post by Megumeru » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:31 am

dunkelfalke wrote:Why don't you just use IPA for pronounciation instead of the very ambiguous "english" syllables?
It's easier to pronounce them assuming people know how to read Hiragana and Katakana--then convert those names into such.

Pretty much that's how I pronounce them :)
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