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Old 07-21-2009, 07:28 AM   #8
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: pronunciation... kokyuho

Mark Uttech wrote:

That was a simple pronunciation, easy to remember.
Simple, but wrong.

The syllables are misrepresented.

Kokyu: koh-cue

Kokyu ho: koh-cue-ho

To be completely accurate, the "u" sound in Japanese is made without rounding the lips. Of course, my Japanese is terrible, but most Americans won't know the difference!

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