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Default Pronouncing the r's in Japanese for Engloids - 03-14-2012, 01:16 PM

I want to get Sonika to sing in Japanese but I don't wanna sound like a foreigner by making her say simple r's or l's (r like rope or ran) and the rolling R doesn't really sound Japanese. Is there a way I could mix her R's and r's using Sil and Asp? I've been toying around with it but I feel there might be an easier way.
Am I looking to far into it or would a simple R work?


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Default 03-14-2012, 01:44 PM

Can you muck with the phonemes and get a sound that starts with 'r' and changes into an 'l'?
   
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Default 03-14-2012, 01:50 PM

Mixing those two end up with her mumbling.
But mixing the R and the l have a different effect. Not what I'm looking for, but it does bring out a strength in the way she pronounces it.

((I'm referring the 'R' as her rolling r. While the r is just a regular r as in rain))


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Default 03-14-2012, 06:03 PM

Try 'L' and 'D' instead?
   
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Default 03-21-2012, 01:05 PM

Eh, too many things tried and it sounds wierd. I figured it'd be easier to use a simple [d] since a Japanese r is sort of a rolling R sound but without the entire rolling. So [d] seems to work with Sonika, haven't given it a shot with the others, but this seems the simplest way around it.


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Default 05-20-2012, 12:31 PM

It's a shame I didn't see this before. Anyway I will post my tip in case someone else may find it useful
For a flapped R or alveolar tap I think the best is the combination [r dh].

Alternative combination would be [r d] (not always works, the phoneme [d] usually is too harsh) and [r D] (the opposite problem, the phoneme [D] is too weak)


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Default 06-06-2012, 11:58 PM

Hmm. It hasn't seemed to be a problem with IA's library, but hers is a Japanese library to start with. I know there are libraries that handle both Japanese and English phonemes. Is Sonika an English ONLY library?
   
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