Japanese alphabet

LetterEnglish soundPronunciation
aas in acute
ias in ink
ooas in tool
eas in elephant
oas in Omega
haas in Hanukkah
hias in history
fuas in Fuji
heas in help
hoas in home
kkaas in Hanukkah
kias in kiss
koas in cook
keas in kept
koas in Korea
maas in machine
mias in ministry
muas in moon
meas in melody
moas in Monaco
saas in sauna
shias in ship
suas in Sumatra
seas in Senegal
soas in Somalia
yaas in yard
yuas in you
yoas in yoga
taas in taught
chias in chin
tsuas in tsunami
teas in telephone
toas in Toshiba
raas in Sahara
rias in ring
ruas in ruby
reas in rest
roas in Romania
naas in knot
nias in knit
nuas in nuke
neas in nest
noas in Norway
waas in Washington
wias in Wii (no longer used)
nas in ton
weas in west (no longer used)
woas in wolf

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