Japanese: My Name

Discussion in 'Discussions on Language, History & Culture' started by Xanth, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Xanth

    Xanth Valued Member

    I've seen "Thomas" written two ways:

    トーマス
    and

    トマス

    is the necessary?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    Depends if you want to be To (like top) -Masu or To (like toe) -Masu.
     
  3. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Like Moosey said

    I think トマス is closer to the most common pronuciation of Thomas.

    Incidentally 'Tom' would be written トム and pronouned Tomu (again with clipped vowel sounds)
     
  4. Xanth

    Xanth Valued Member

    Agree Holy, thanks to both of you!
     
  5. Count Duckula

    Count Duckula Valued Member

    Both are correct, and the only difference is the length of the 'o'
    If the o is short, as with Englih pronunciation, it it without the -
    If the o is long, as with the Dutch pronunciation, it is with the -
     

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