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Japanese / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that katakana is used for loan words, and that these words must be pronounced within the combinations of available Japanese sounds

[Key concepts: pronunciation, loan words, voiced/unvoiced sounds, contractions, blends; Key processes: pronouncing, recognising]

 (ACLJAU174)

Elaborations
  • accurately pronouncing all combinations of kana, including voiced and unvoiced elements, and all combined sounds (contractions and blends)
  • recognising that in the copula desu and the verb suffix masu, the ‘u’ is devoiced in normal speech
  • using available combinations of katakana to experiment with Japanese pronunciation of unfamiliar loan words, for example, ホワイトボード
  • understanding that some new combinations of sounds have been devised to allow for pronunciation of loan words, for example, ティ
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Japanese language,  Katakana

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