From: New Jersey USA Registered: 2011-09-05 Posts: 104
In English, when someone stutters, they'll say something like "I wanted a c-c-c-cookie" where -c- is pronounced like the cu in "cut". In Hindi (another language) the same thing applies.
How do people stutter in Japanese since (by looking at the Kana I have concluded) no "uh" sound exists in Japanese. So if a puny Japanese guy met a muscular man in an alley late a night, what would he sound like?
Man, someone made this thread before and I posted:
Japanese people cannot lisp because the sounds don't exist in the kana syllabary. If they stutter, they have to do it in kana form because the language doesn't have consonants and vowels, it just has kana. Also because they speak in kanji, it makes it less likely that they will stutter because they speak in ideas rather than sounds like Westerners.
I thought this was an obviously silly joke but I guess not :-/