How to pronounce Ikaruka.....

Gallstaff

Member
o_O before i got on my compouter i was just thinking of making this topic. are you sure it's pronounced that way? i thought it was like ick are you gah
 
well i haven't seen it spelled in hiragana, but the way i'd spell it in hiragana would be the way i showed the pronounciation for

I KA RU GA are all individual characters. Of course i could be wrong since the kanji on the title screen is 'pi-juun shitto' from what i've been told at least
 

DBOY

New Member
EE KAH GOO RAH

That's as close as you'll get without learning the l/r/d mishmash sound that is R in Japanese so just say the above fast and without spaces.
 

ExCyber

Staff member
EE KAH GOO RAH

That's as close as you'll get without learning the l/r/d mishmash sound that is R in Japanese so just say the above fast and without spaces.

And without mangling the last two syllables. I made the exact same mistake myself the very first time I read the title, way back when it was at the vague rumor stage; clearly this indicates some mistake on Treasure's part. :
:

Also, if anyone cares, "ikaru" apparently refers to a Japanese grosbeak, a bird with (surprise!) quite noticeably contrasting light/dark colored areas of its body...

edit: #segaxtreme's resident shooter god tells me that it is in fact "ikaruga", and the dictionary I was using just sucks.
 

Gear

New Member
Originally posted by DBOY@Sep. 07 2002, 4:25 am

EE KAH GOO RAH

That's as close as you'll get without learning the l/r/d mishmash sound that is R in Japanese so just say the above fast and without spaces.

that sounds like a spanish pronunciation
 

VTSnake

New Member
A = Ah

I = Ee

U = Uu (A long O sound)

E = Ay (is in dAY)

O = O (Short O sound)

All Japanese words are made up of characters/syllables that retain the same sound. Unlike English, where we mash the syllables of letters into words.

Ikaruga would sound like Icka-rug-a in English. It's really Ee-Kah-Ruu-Gah
 

Artemio Urbina

New Member
Originally posted by Gear+Sep. 09 2002, 1:02 am--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Gear @ Sep. 09 2002, 1:02 am)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-DBOY@Sep. 07 2002, 4:25 am

EE KAH GOO RAH

That's as close as you'll get without learning the l/r/d mishmash sound that is R in Japanese so just say the above fast and without spaces.

that sounds like a spanish pronunciation[/b][/quote]

Japanese in pronounced much like spanish, as a matter of fact
 

alpharogue

New Member
Eeee Ka' Doo Ga'- I always remembered the Japanese getting their "R's","L's", and "D,s" meshed together which of course sounds weird in english. An example would be in Anime' where text reads in english- "Door Rocked-(instead of Locked), Now Roading-(on a computer screen, for example), etc." The R's sound like D's when pronounced in Japanese.
 
Top