Monday, August 01, 2005
the thing here in japan, is that the U is an almost silent letter.
for example, couscous, the famous french dish, is pronounced KSSKSS.
(lozi taught me that).
MISE EN SITUATION:
when we were watching the hana-bi, ji-ji (whose english is very good) tried to explain to me that the fireworks were shot from a small sumo place : so, with the mute U, it sounded like "smo smo stadiom"... it took me about two minutes to figure out that that second smo was for our good old president's favorite sport : sUmo.
also tofU and fUton sound strange here...
or maybe they sound strange in france...