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Old 05-26-2008, 06:22 AM   #14
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Counting to 10 in Japanese (Inconsistent)

Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
I'm afraid Professor Goldsbury has mistakenly switched the Chinese and Japanese methods of counting in Japanese. "Ichi, ni, san, etc." comes from Chinese pronunciation, while "Hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu, etc." is the native Japanese one.
Yes, I realized that, not long after the 'edit' window closed. Thanks for the correction.


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