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Written by Jpbasic on January 24th, 2010
A long vowel is pronounced twice as long as the ordinary vowels  あ、い、う、え、お。If you count the length of the vowel あ  as one, the length of the long vowel ああ is counted as two. Whether a vowel is long or not can change the meaning of the word.
Written by Jpbasic on December 31st, 2009
Katakana ( カタカナ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji, and in some cases the Latin alphabet. In modern Japanese, katakana are most often used for transcription of words from foreign languages (called gairaigo). For example, "television" is written terebi (テレビ). Similarly, katakana ...