Welcome to Part Three of Mastering the sounds of Japanese!
In this part we take a look at the sounds that occur within the context of complete sentences.
Luckily for you, there’s actually no new sounds to learn in this part. You’ve already learned them all already.
The reason we have to have this section is because the sounds of a word can change slightly depending on the word that came right before it, or the word that comes right after it.
We’re basically going to be talking about the same sounds that you learned in Section Two (elongated vowels, stop sounds, etc.) but this time is will be when those sounds appear between words, instead of inside of a word.
Even though this final section is rather short, it is absolutely essential to understand!
This is because, in the real world, people speak in complete sentences.
Doesn’t it make sense then to study the language within this same context?
I believe it is, and by the end of this section my hope is that you will too.
In fact, learning this final section will separate you from, and put you on an entirely different level from almost all other beginner students of Japanese!
A bold clam, I know.
The reason for this will be explained fully in the next lesson.
Questions? Comments? Let me know down below!