how to pronounce ふ, "hoo" or "foo" ?(English pronounciation standard pls.)
Please use standard language (as opposed to chat-speak) in all posts in these fora (#22; cf. Rules).Thanks, because of は ひ ふ へ ほ is known as ha hi hu he ho
I'm confused by the symbol, because I hear that ナイフ（knife） sounds "fu" sound.
This is so because both English words are loaned into Japanese as [ɸɯːdo].[F]or most Japanese, including me, it is hard to distinguish "hood" from "food".
You are right. The pronunciation of Japanese ふ is not same as [fu].The phoneme /f/ uses the lower lip and the teeth for articulation whereas only the lips participate in producing the Japanese ふ. Or at least that is the standard in my neck of the wood (South Kantō).
By the way, I see the last part your sentence as "[ɸɯːdo]". Do I have to setup something?This is so because both English words are loaned into Japanese as [ɸɯːdo].