Method of transcription from Japanese to Spanish: Vocalic, semi-vocalic and consonant sounds

Rafael Fernández Mata – Universidad de Córdoba, España

Rafael Fernández Mata 2018: "Método de transcripción del japonés al español: sonidos vocálicos, semivocálicos y consonánticos", Onomázein 42, 237-276.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.42.07

For the first time ever, a method of transcription from Japanese to Spanish that represents accurately, and by unit, the loanwords from the Japanese language using the Spanish alphabet, is proposed. The writing system of contemporary Japanese is summarized and the necessary keys to transcribe the vocalic, semi-vocalic and consonant sounds of the source language, Japanese, to the target language, Spanish, are suggested.