Counting 首 poems or songs


#1

I had a relatively short question for using the counter 首 for poems or songs:

How do you spell the counting in Romaji / speak them?
八首 -> はっしゅ or はちしゅ or しちしゅ?
一首 -> いっしゅ or いちしゅ?

And does this count every time? Like also for 11, 21, 31, 18, 28, 38…? Are there also other “special” spellings like some counters have with 4 or 9?

Thanks for the help :slight_smile:


#2

I know from 百人一首 that いっしゅ is the reading there. I’ll have to check on other ones.


#3

Thanks for the help, I kinda assumed that this would be the correct one. For 8 I assume it is はっしゅ but am not 100% certain. Where do you look that up btw?


#4

Vocal synthesizer for 8首 is はっしゅ

Use “Kyoko” voice, and type in a number.

I don’t know how accurate is this one http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/phrasing/index but the listening seems to be はっしゅ even though はちしゅ is shown.

The word seems not to be on https://forvo.com/search/8首/ btw.


#5

It’s はっしゅ

Need more characters.


#6

That’s a pretty cool synthesizer :slight_smile:

Thanks also Syphus for the help.