why is it spelled fu itsu tsu if its pronounced fu tsu?
What word are you talking about?
I have no idea what word you’re trying to talk about, but I am guessing you are asking about Vowel Devoicing.
Could be 促音 as well
@Something1343 you’ll have to provide more info
It could be. The problem remains that there is no common word that is ふいつ or ふっつ, and I can’t come up with any other word that makes sense.
Maybe they’re talking about ふつう ?
(in which case they may want to brush up on their hiragana/romanization)
That also a thought, but then the answer is “there is no い in 普通 nor anywhere involved in either of those Kanji”
sorry, im not the best at reading right now, i was talking about vocab for things such as “8 things” and “three things”. i thought two things was wrote in a similar way but its not so the example up there is non sensical. sorry.
If you’re confused by the small っ in みっつ and やっつ, I’d recommend listening to the audio WaniKani provides for these words and looking up pronunciations of other words containing the small っ as well. That should make it clearer how it affects pronunciation of a word.
thank you, will do.
You might also want to read up on Japanese pronunciation in general. Tofugu have an introduction to Japanese Pronunciation, see the sections Short and Long Sounds and Double Consonants. There are many other guides though, Dogen has a particularly detailed one here.
Aye, that’s always my first thought when someone asks about Grammer. I wasn’t sure whether or not the conversation had progressed too far to make that joke, though.
What makes you think I was sure?
What’s the joke?
It’s Kelsey Grammer.