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7. Pronunciation

Here are some hints for people who wonder whether kana writing is phonetic or not (see 7.1. What are the differences between kana writing and pronunciation?), for those who would like to know what obstacles Japanese pronunciation presents them with (see 7.4. What parts of Japanese are difficult for English speakers to pronounce?), and explains why Japanese `r' is neither `r' nor `l' (see 7.3. What is `r' really?).


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