How do you pronounce names of anime characters?

Grungie
Shichibukai

(03-18-2021, 02:09 AM)Star_Of_Hope Wrote: I see
From whatever information I gathered, our country people don't have much accent. May be I need even more information then

In general or with speaking Japanese? If it’s the latter I’ve seen a handful of Indians as guests on NHK and without watching, you can hear they’re foreigners. Though I also couldn’t tell you what their native language is, because India has a gajillion languages, so that could be a factor.

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Rinko
Akuma

(03-18-2021, 01:52 AM)Grungie Wrote: There’s a difference between accents and learning grammar and grammatical structures. People live in America and speak English for decades and still have a noticeable accent. I’ve been speaking Japanese for 30 years and they can still tell I’m not a native speaker.

So statistically the chances of someone who learned a language a couple years ago and isn’t fluent not having an accent is very low.

Based on the statistics you are right. It's just that I know couple of my American friends who can speak with British accent and no one can tell they are not native speakers.

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Grungie
Shichibukai

(03-18-2021, 02:15 AM)Rinko Wrote: Based on the statistics you are right. It's just that I know couple of my American friends who can speak with British accent and no one can tell they are not native speakers.

Could just be your friends not recognizing it, as that contrasts heavily from my time in England where they could tell we were Americans trying to sound British. Unless it’s one of those accents that’s really easy for Americans to fake.

America and Canada have similar accents, but there’s signs you can hear that someone’s Canadian. It didn’t take me long to find out the Youtuber Nitro Rad was Canadian without him mentioning he’s from Nova Scotia, the heavy OU sound in his words is pretty Canadian. Same thing with Avril Lavigne in her song Complicated. In the first line “Chill OUt whatcha waiting for”

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Blackangel
(03-18-2021, 02:15 AM)Grungie Wrote: In general or with speaking Japanese? If it’s the latter I’ve seen a handful of Indians as guests on NHK and without watching, you can hear they’re foreigners. Though I also couldn’t tell you what their native language is, because India has a gajillion languages, so that could be a factor.

they got too many languages? i thought it's just one or two or at most 5 lol
and that tells me it's hard to master accent. and i am sure your japanese is good grunge.

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DiamondDust
Akuma

I pronounce as i want to lol my language pronounce and japanese pronounce kinda similar

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Blackangel
(03-27-2021, 09:43 PM)DiamondDust Wrote: I pronounce as i want to lol my language pronounce and japanese pronounce kinda similar

wow d and i never knew that and that's cool
then it should be easy or you to pronounce anything without much struggle unlike me

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Joshua Farrell
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I am not an avid watcher of animes in the native language, outside of English and German. If it is a name that I am unfamiliar with, I will base my pronunciation on what the show pronounces it, and if I know anyone that knows the proper pronunciations for it.

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apathy
Shichibukai

There's some pretty generic names that can pop up a lot in anime which I wouldn't have much issue pronouncing, but yeah some of the less common names I can not only struggle to pronounce but even remember.

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Demon_skeith
Akuma

Another reason why I watch anime, sometimes can't say them.

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