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Todd
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Is it taken o ko
Or tak en oko

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I would be surprised if it wasn't tah-keh-noh-koh.

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thepackrat wrote:
I would be surprised if it wasn't tah-keh-noh-koh.

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My 10 year old daughter is learning Japanese, so I had to get this for her. Looks fun, I'm fairly sure (tah-keh-noh-koh) is correct.
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Some would pronounce it tah-kay-noh-koh.
The Japanese "e" = The Canadian "eh!"
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thepackrat wrote:
I would be surprised if it wasn't tah-keh-noh-koh.

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starmt wrote:
Some would pronounce it tah-kay-noh-koh.
The Japanese "e" = The Canadian "eh!"
Remember Bob and Doug McKenzie?!!


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The rules imply "take no ko" but I have no clue.
 
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筍 'bamboo shoots'

The pronunciation is as Bruce suggested, with even stress on each syllable. Each syllable should be short, almost clipped.

'Ta' like a very short tar, or like the 'tu' in tuck
'Ke' as in kerosine
'No' as in nod
'Ko' as in cot
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spritey wrote:
筍 'bamboo shoots'

The pronunciation is as Bruce suggested, with even stress on each syllable. Each syllable should be short, almost clipped.

'Ta' like a very short tar, or like the 'tu' in tuck
'Ke' as in kerosine
'No' as in nod
'Ko' as in cot


Isn't the 'no' in nod, actually 'Na' な, not 'No' の, as in node?
And the 'co' in cot, more like 'Ka' か, rather than 'Ko' こ/子,
as in coat? Or is it an Australian pronunciation thing?
My pronunciation of the tu in tuck is close to, but different than
my pronuciation of ta た, however I can imagine that an Aussie
would pronounce it the same.
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Isn't the 'no' in nod, actually 'Na' な, not 'No' の, as in node?
And the 'co' in cot, more like 'Ka' か, rather than 'Ko' こ/子,
as in coat? Or is it an Australian pronunciation thing?


No. The nasal pronounciations (nod -> Na) you describe are American-English, the ones laid out in this thread are English as spoken everywhere else. The classic example of the different is that US-English "Aunt" is pronounced to great confusion as the 'ant' of everywhere else.

I tried to reduce the confusion by adding the trailing 'h' in my explanation and avoiding using word analogies which are prone to this sort of thing.

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Thanks, Jeffrey,

'Node' and 'coat' are probably better examples for 'no' and 'ko' than 'nod' and 'cot', though the Japanese sounds sounds are pronounced shorter than the dipthongs in English.

I agree with Bruce that the 'na' and 'ka' pronunciations seem off to my Australian ear.
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I'm not an expert in Japanese but u guys got it right.

It's Ta-ke-no-ko.

Japanese k series of hiragana or katagana characters has 5 set pronouciations.... Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko.

The ke is pronounced as Kay....or Keh....sound alike...longer sound.

As per what spritey had mentioned earlier.....
Ta as in Tar
Ke as in Kerosine
No as in nod
Ko would be as in Coco with the k sound....u know Japanese girls' names usually is something-ko. Eg. Hiroko, Tomoko etc.

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You probably know these Japanese words already:

ya ma ha
su zu ki
to yo ta
sa ke (the alcohol, pronounced sah kay)
do jo

Notice how each pair of constant+vowels is a syllable? And how the same vowel between these words is pronounced the same?

It's the same for Ta ke no ko (four syllables).

Ta - like ta in Toyota
Ke - like ke in Sake
No - like o in Dojo
Ko - like o in Dojo
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appleb wrote:
You probably know these Japanese words already:


Excellent approach! Some japanese words do get bent to fit local pronunciations, but these examples are great.

edit: except, on reflection, the 'kay' suggestion for sake, which is both longer and a different sound in every english dialect I'm familiar with.

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appleb wrote:
You probably know these Japanese words already:

ya ma ha
su zu ki
to yo ta
sa ke (the alcohol, pronounced sah kay)
do jo

Notice how each pair of constant+vowels is a syllable? And how the same vowel between these words is pronounced the same?

It's the same for Ta ke no ko (four syllables).

Ta - like ta in Toyota
Ke - like ke in Sake
No - like o in Dojo
Ko - like o in Dojo


Well done, I love the way you explained that.
Thank you very much.
 
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edit: except, on reflection, the 'kay' suggestion for sake, which is both longer and a different sound in every english dialect I'm familiar with.

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The only reason I used sake is because I couldn't think of another word with ke that people would be familiar with.

Also, I guess 'keh' instead of 'kay' would be a better way to pronounce ke (almost the same but not as long as you said).
 
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Bokeh is the obvious one to me, but it is probably too obscure.

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Three years Japanese student, the pronunciations by John Smith and others are right. I would stress (not too much) the TA and the KO.
 
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I love BGG for having threads like this. I was looking for the pronunciation and KNEW the answer would be here already!
 
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starmt wrote:
Some would pronounce it tah-kay-noh-koh.
The Japanese "e" = The Canadian "eh!"
Remember Bob and Doug McKenzie?!!


This audio pronunciation that I found suggests that this is indeed the correct way to say it.

http://www.forvo.com/word/takenoko/

Although, I'm sure the stress on the "kay" part is different in different regions of Japan. Just as English words pronounced in the USA are different in the northern states vs. the southern states based on your accent.
 
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bmwrider wrote:
appleb wrote:
You probably know these Japanese words already:

ya ma ha
su zu ki
to yo ta
sa ke (the alcohol, pronounced sah kay)
do jo

Notice how each pair of constant+vowels is a syllable? And how the same vowel between these words is pronounced the same?

It's the same for Ta ke no ko (four syllables).

Ta - like ta in Toyota
Ke - like ke in Sake
No - like o in Dojo
Ko - like o in Dojo


Well done, I love the way you explained that.
Thank you very much.


Yup. Very cool. But, I have to ask: Does anyone in the US really pronounce 'Toyota' as "Toh - yoh - tah"? I've never heard anything other than "Toy-otuh." But, then again, I'm from south Texas.
 
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