Lesson 9: ラ リ ル レ ロ


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Pronunciation of [r] sound is different from the one in English.

In English, tip of your tongue is rolled back to pronounce [r], and it is placed behind the upper teeth for [l] sound.

Japanese [r] is in the middle of these two. Tip of your tongue touches the roof of mouth.


リャ リュ リョ
rya ryu ryo

拗音 [ yōon ]


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