Why do japanese people pronounce L as R?
- UserLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
In the Japanese language
there is no "L" sound.
(In fact, there is also no "R" sound!)
the typical Japanese person is not pronouncing "L" as "R" but
as an entirely different sound that is merely similar to the English "R" sound
(and from the point of view of the typical Japanese person, this sound seems very similar to the English "L").
English-speakers have similar trouble with several Japanese consonants (sounds that English does not feature, in fact: the very same sounds that Japanese typically use when trying to pronounce English "R" and "L").
It's quite interesting
and mutually confusing.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Werkom to Shitty Wok!
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
cause they were taught todo that