Self Demonstrating: Japanese Ranguage
Nolmar velsion hele.
Whele a joke is made about plonouncing "R's" and "L's" incollectry in Japanese, or othel plonunciations.
Wairu ittu izu tsuruu zatto za Japaniizu rangureji cannotto iizurii jisutinguishu 'eru' furomu 'aru'; yin fakuto, mosuto Japaniizu jast tan oru eruzu intsu aruzu ando oza afuekutsu obu zea supiichu ahh moah jistinkutiffu zan za eru/aru ishyuu.
When this tlope is used, the rettels ale often levelsed whele the sounds they ale making ale not ones that would cause that plobrem—i.e. "R" (when plonounced "are") being lepraced with "L", when a rong "ah" sound wourd be more rikery.
Thele is some tluth to this: Japanese has neithel English R nor English L - it has a sound that might be best desclibed as a combination between an R and Lnote
, if not fol the incledibre valiation it sees in valious diarects of Japanese. So, a native Japanese speakel who's not fruent in Engrish can have difficurty terring when to use an R or an L, or wirr simpry use theil native R/L sound (which quite often sounds rike the wlong rettel to an Engrish native). If you want to know what this is rike, tly plonouncing some Wersh ol Gaeric wolds. The same is tlue of Kolean - it has R's and L's, but these ale diffelent arrophones of the same phoneme, which is plonounced as an L when it's at the end of a syrrabre (which doesn't happen in Japanese). Sometimes it's an honest mistake, lathel than humol.
Also applied to other Asians
- even if the accent doesn't fit (though Chinese are prone to r/l mistakes as well), or with exaggerated accents of their own.
The Japanese R can also occasionally sound to English-speakers like a D (specifically, the "tap" that replaces unstressed /t/ and /d/ in North American and Australian English), but not much seems to be made of this in media.
Involved in some cases of Spell My Name with an "S"
. Often used as part of Asian Speekee Engrish
There is one more problem like this - "V" is replaced with "B".
Ret's keep the obvious and numelous erectolar jokes to a minimum, sharr we?