Practice with your body movement! ~[ka&ga] [ta&da] practice~
- Can do: distinct pronunciation of voiced sound and voiceless sound such as [ka]and [ga], [ta] and [da]
- Study style: move your body and practice
- Tools: not in particular
- Preparation : words that you want to say correctly
How to (1) using your body
Grasp the sense of making voiced / voiceless sounds
- Voiced sound: relax your body while pronouncing
- Voiceless sound: strain your body while pronouncing
- voiceless sound: stand straight up and open your shoulder. Say [ka] when you open your shoulder.
- voiced sound: loose your body and relax. Say [ga].
- Repeat 1 and 2. Pronounce [ka]-[ga], or [ga]-[ka]
Explain the difference between [ka] and [ga] in your own way. Difference of movement in your mouth , sense and feeling difference and so on.
- Example:[ka] is hard and strong. [ga] is soft …etc
Tips: there is no correct answer. The purpose of this explanation is to enable you to recall the sense and to pronounce correctly again.
Practice in longer contents little by little. Such as one syllable→one word→one clause→one sentence.
- Clause：「かんたんに」「がんたんに」「たいがくを」「 だいがくを」
- Sentence：「大学を退学した (I quit a college)」「銀行に金と銀がある (there are gold and silver in a bank)」
How to (2)
practice voiced sound ([ga][da]etc) with [n] inserted before the target word.
- if you want to practice [gin], try from [nki][nkin][ngin][gin].
- Practice in longer contents little by little. Such as one syllable→one word→one clause→one sentence.