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Japanese....SnVoiced and Voiceless Sounds

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gyôsei (administration)/kyôsei (duress)
gyaku (opposite)/kyaku (customer)
batto (a bat)/patto (suddenly)
byônin (invalid)/pyon-pyon haneru (to hop)
hojikuru (pry)/hotchikisu (stapler)
hojo (aid)/hôchô (kitchen knife)
de (at, in, on)/te (hand)
dô (copper)/tô (pagoda)
zen (good)/sen (line) (NB: soft 'd' before 'z')
zô (elephant)/sô (yes; so)
zu (drawing)/su (vinegar)/tsû (expert)
 
NB: there is no'v' or 'l' sound in Japanese

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Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Fumiaki Ichihara
Mari Okazawa

Osaka
Tokyo
February 6th 2002
February 6th 2002
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