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1

What is a small tsu called?

sokuon or chiisai tsu

2

What does a small tsu represent?

It represents s doubled or germinated consonant

3

What can small tsu not be used for?

It can't be used to double the na, ni, nu, ne, no syllables

4

What do you do to double the na, ni, nu, ne, no syllables?

You add the singular n (ん) in front of the syllable

5

Why is it important to hold long vowels long enough?

So there won't be misunderstandings; there are familiar words that differ only by the length of the vowels

6

Digraphs

2 sounds placed together

7

Do the yōon and kana have the same length in pronunciation?

Yes; the sound of yōon is exactly as long as the kana

8

Are digraphs beginning with ji (chi) and じ read the same?

Yes, they're read exactly the same

9

When are most vowels commonly dropped?

The u in す and i in し
- It's safe to drop the u in す when it appears at the end of the sentence
- Always try to conform to native speakers