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Old July 11th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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The correct pronunciation of Ponyo

My wife hadn't seen Ponyo until the weekend before last. We rented it and she and my daughter liked it a lot. I got a lengthy lecture from my wife though, because I had been mispronouncing Ponyo. I hadn't seen how it was written in katakana, so I was saying "pon yo" without even thinking much of it. But as my wife took great lengths to explain to me, it's actually "po nyo."

So if you're talking to a Japanese person and you don't want them to go bonkers by saying it wrong (or maybe it's just my wife who does that), just remember that the nyo is how you say it.

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