News Update
Tokyo gov't tries cloud seeding to cope with
water shortage
● Report: 22 August 2013
● water shortage in the Kanto region
...
Japanese Dialects
方言
Dialect
● 方言 “hougen” = dialect (1)
● Dialects are called -ben (弁), -kotoba (言葉),
or namari (訛り)
○ Osaka-ben
○ Shitamachi-...
Dialect stereotypes (3)
● Kanto-ben
○ Tokyo area
○ ‘standard’ Japanese (標準語 hyoujungo)
○ flat intonation
○ Put ~さ (sa) at ...
Dialect stereotypes (3)
● Kansai-ben
○ Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe area
○ lively and faster (than Kanto)
○ charming/funny-obnoxious...
Dialect stereotypes (3)
● Kyo-kotoba (Kyoto Dialect) (4)
○ beautiful and and elegant
○ formal expressions and verb endings...
Dialect stereotypes (3)
● Tohoku-ben
○ Northern Honshu area
○ the ‘hardest’ Japanese dialect
○ long vowels, change k to g,...
Japan by dialect
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Japanese_dialects-en.png
Samples
Tohoku
Dialect
(1:19)
Kyoto-ben
(3:24)
Samples
Osaka-ben
(4:31) - 1:30
Kansai-ben
(4:43) - 0:50
References
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_dialects
2. http://www.japanlinked.com/Know-everything-about-Japan-exc...
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  1. 1. News Update
  2. 2. Tokyo gov't tries cloud seeding to cope with water shortage ● Report: 22 August 2013 ● water shortage in the Kanto region ○ due to high temperatures this summer ● used ground-based cloud seeding device ○ installed in Okutama, Tokyo 50 years ago ○ activated last Wednesday ○ first time in 12 years ○ rain fell about an hour after activation Source: http://www.japantoday. com/category/national/view/tokyo-govt-tries-cloud- seeding-to-cope-with-water-shortage
  3. 3. Japanese Dialects 方言
  4. 4. Dialect ● 方言 “hougen” = dialect (1) ● Dialects are called -ben (弁), -kotoba (言葉), or namari (訛り) ○ Osaka-ben ○ Shitamachi-kotoba ○ Tohoku namari ● There are over 100 Japanese dialects (2)
  5. 5. Dialect stereotypes (3) ● Kanto-ben ○ Tokyo area ○ ‘standard’ Japanese (標準語 hyoujungo) ○ flat intonation ○ Put ~さ (sa) at the end of every sentence
  6. 6. Dialect stereotypes (3) ● Kansai-ben ○ Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe area ○ lively and faster (than Kanto) ○ charming/funny-obnoxious sound ○ used by comedians and TV gangsters ● Sample expressions: ○ あかん akan = no good ○ まいど maido = thank you ○ ぼちぼち bochi-bochi = alright
  7. 7. Dialect stereotypes (3) ● Kyo-kotoba (Kyoto Dialect) (4) ○ beautiful and and elegant ○ formal expressions and verb endings ● Sample expressions: ○ おいでやす oideyasu = welcome ○ なんぼ nanbo = how much? ○ おやすみやす oyasumiyasu = good night
  8. 8. Dialect stereotypes (3) ● Tohoku-ben ○ Northern Honshu area ○ the ‘hardest’ Japanese dialect ○ long vowels, change k to g, put n before g ○ sounds lazy
  9. 9. Japan by dialect http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Japanese_dialects-en.png
  10. 10. Samples Tohoku Dialect (1:19) Kyoto-ben (3:24)
  11. 11. Samples Osaka-ben (4:31) - 1:30 Kansai-ben (4:43) - 0:50
  12. 12. References 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_dialects 2. http://www.japanlinked.com/Know-everything-about-Japan-except/how- many-dialects-are-there-in-japan.html 3. http://blog.japanalicious.com/japanese-dialects.html 4. http://japanvisitor.blogspot.com/2008/07/kyoto-dialect.html 5. http://www.tofugu.com/2011/07/25/all-you-need-to-know-about-japans- weirdest-dialect-tohoku-ben/ Check out: Nihongo for every Juan on Facebook for more info about Japanese dialects and more :)

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