How wwould you pronouce Naru Narusagawa's last name

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:D In the Love Hina series Naru pronouces her last name 2 different ways but how would you pronouce it Narusagawa(Nar-say-ga-wa) or Naru(Naru-sa-gow-wa) ^_^'

  • Dec 13, 2005

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i tink it's the 1st 1...

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Naru-sa-gow-wa o_oU but i'm spanish so Narusegawa is Narusegawa for me =O

  • Dec 19, 2005

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(can't remember how she says it in the anime) but going by normal Japanese sounds, it would be pronounced: Na- ru- seh- gah- wa (ru- as in rude)

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yeah that's how keitaro calls her too..

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*nods* i agree with fireflywishes , nah - roo - say - gah - wah sounds right to me :)

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Quote by fireflywishes(can't remember how she says it in the anime) but going by normal Japanese sounds, it would be pronounced: Na- ru- seh- gah- wa (ru- as in rude)


This one is the best so far...

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  • Dec 21, 2005

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yup firefly wishes is the best.. na-ru-seh-gah-wa .. ive seen all the episodes of love hina.. and i can say that urashima keitaro always calls naru by her last time XP

  • Jan 08, 2006
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Narusegawa's name would sound similar to us in English, as in Japanese. However, the Japanese language doesn't have the "r" sound English does. They roll the r's into an "l" sound. If you watch the Japanese version, it's very distinct and sounds like "Nalusegawa" but, it's spelled Narusegawa.

  • Jan 14, 2006
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I agree with yazakura. If you watch anime with english subtitles, you will notice they pronounce "r" as "l".

  • Mar 16, 2006
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Na-roo-sey-ga-wa :p

  • Mar 16, 2006
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Hold on, I think you have it backwards. Japan does have an "R" sound. It is ususally a short rolled "R". What they lack is an "l" sound. firefly had it correct. Otherwise arigato would be pronounced aligato.

merged: 03-16-2006 ~ 02:59pm
I meant to say that they lack an "L" sound.

  • Mar 16, 2006

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I seen some say Naru "seh" gaw wa....I guess I might not be sounding that out right...but is that supposed to sound like "sa" like pronounced in the name "Sasuke or Sakura" more like a "saaaaa" kinda sound. So it would be "Nah roo sa ga wa"? Thats they way I always sounded it out, but then again, I dont speak Japanese.

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To clarify, in her name æ?ç?¬å·?, the 2nd character ç?¬ is pronounced the same as ã?, which in romaji is 'se' and pronounced 'seh'.

Firefly had the pronounciation correct

Edit: I guess the forums can't show kanji and hiragana T_T

  • Mar 16, 2006
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I'm from holland, so I cant really say it in English phonetics. Pronounciation of words in Dutch are very close to Japanese, so we don't really have problems with it.
I think it would be cosest to: Na- ru- seh- gah- wa, and the tu as in tutorial ( or U-boot in German).

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the second one :)

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Quote by codewulfHold on, I think you have it backwards. Japan does have an "R" sound. It is ususally a short rolled "R". What they lack is an "l" sound. firefly had it correct. Otherwise arigato would be pronounced aligato.

merged: 03-16-2006 ~ 02:59pm
I meant to say that they lack an "L" sound.

Actually they do lack the 'R' sound and its replaced by the 'L'

and its the second one.

  • Apr 30, 2006

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I'd go by how keitaro pronounces it in japanese. hehe sounds better.

  • Apr 30, 2006

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