How is kitsune pronounced in English? Kitsoon (like splatoon) or kitsunay (like chardonnay)?
12% Kitsoon
81% Kitsunay
7% Results
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How do /you/ pronounce kitsune (regardless of whether you think its correct or not) in an English sentence? Kitsoon (like splatoon) or kitsunay (like chardonnay)?
11% Kitsoon
85% Kitsunay
4% Results
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i like that these polls imply some people think they /should/ say kit-soon, but they actually say kit-soon-ay themselves
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can we not say shitty things about people who say it "kitsoon" in the replies please. not everyone knows what the japanese pronunciation is
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what happened to "the u is silent" that i seem to know from japanese? it was super wild to have the german dub of naruto call the guy "sasuuuke"; clearly it doesn't apply to every u, or it'd have been "narto" and "sakra", but i would kind of expect it in kitsune? kids? nay.
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Afaik the u isn’t silent, it’s just unvoiced. You make the shape with your mouth and blow the right amount of air without tensing your vocal chords. It’s real obvious if you listen to a Japanese native speaker say “tofu”, the word ends with rounded lips + a large puff of air
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