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Subject: にほん or にっぽん
From: Amanda (abartzmetrocast.net)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 14:11:53 GMT


I am learning Japanese from a couple different websites and I noticed that some of them call Japan にほん, while others call it にっぽん. I was just wondering, which pronunciation do most native Japanese use?

I also noticed the same kanji (日本) is used for both pronunciations and that confused me even more!

Is one pronunciation just an accent that some prefectures have?



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