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Genmai Cha

Postby ginseng » Jan 31st, '08, 12:04

How do you pronouce Genmai Cha?

Jen-My-Cha? Gen-My-Cha???

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Postby osadczuk » Jan 31st, '08, 12:45

My completely unknowledgable self has always said "Gen-May Cha."

But, see first part of that sentence.
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Postby xine » Jan 31st, '08, 13:00

Hard G, Gen-My-Cha. I believe there is a pronunciation post here somewhere...

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2616&highlight=pronounce

alas, no Genmai Cha. But the pronunciation above I think is correct. I remember filming one of the Teachef.com video casts and having to call to make sure I was saying it correctly.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 31st, '08, 13:33

Xine is correct. The Japanese G is always hard, and A/I vowel combinations sound like I as in kite.
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Postby Chip » Jan 31st, '08, 14:53

So, G like GO...why was I saying it like Joe...but at least I got the MY part right.
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Postby skywarrior » Jan 31st, '08, 16:10

Gen - my- chuh

Hard G, ai like eye, a is short vowel. Emphasis on all syllables.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 31st, '08, 23:44

At the risk of starting a back and forth discussion on this, it is cha (chah) not chuh. It'll sound like words like samurai, sake, obasan, and what not.
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