Some parts of japanese are going to be rough October 22, 2006Posted by winden in japanese.
So, last week we learned colors at class… you know red, yellow, et all… so when we are reaching the end, we are also introduced to pink and orange, which are each spelled like PINKU (ピンク) and ORENJI (オレンジ). Me having studied french since I was 4 (now sadly very forgotten but for the pronunciation :( ). So, imagine being told that the proper way to refer to the orange color in nowdays japanese is to sort of say it in english, and then being unable to do it because of always pronouncing it the french way with the funny french-esque “r”.
Oh my, us polyglot people have it too hard sometimes ;)