Flashcards in Chapter 3: Hiragana & Pronunciation Deck (9)
What is a small tsu called?
sokuon or chiisai tsu
What does a small tsu represent?
It represents s doubled or germinated consonant
What can small tsu not be used for?
It can't be used to double the na, ni, nu, ne, no syllables
What do you do to double the na, ni, nu, ne, no syllables?
You add the singular n (ん) in front of the syllable
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
2 sounds placed together
Do the yōon and kana have the same length in pronunciation?
Yes; the sound of yōon is exactly as long as the kana
Are digraphs beginning with ji (chi) and じ read the same?
Yes, they're read exactly the same