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manga (the whitenized way)
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Calibine
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11:56 pm, Dec 29 2008
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I was curious so I asked. I say it as "monga" because someone criticized me biggrin

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shaggievara
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I never talk about manga, so it is rarely in my conversation ever, but mentally, I say it like "mango" with an a. laugh

And I don't give a flying shit who criticizes me for it. none

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I was curious so I asked. I say it as "monga" because someone criticized me biggrin


Same happened with me. I usually try to pronounce things correctly in any language and once somebody corrected me, I tried my best to pronounce it the right way and now its a habit pronouncing it the Japanese way.

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I pronounce it "monga." My mom pronounces it like shaggie, "mango" like the fruit mango.

Scyfon
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12:12 am, Dec 30 2008
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I pronounce it the correct way~
Mŭn-ga (?)

It does get weird sometimes while saying it though, because in my mother tongue, "Manga" (pronounced the same way) means "padlock" laugh

P.S - "monga" sounds wrong when you read it like that though >_>

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12:13 am, Dec 30 2008
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I pronounce it as "mawngah" and I've never been criticized about the way I pronounce it.

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amaranthine
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I just say "comics" laugh

Manga is mango in my native language, sounds weird, so I don't say it.

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I just say "comics" laugh

Manga is mango in my native language, sounds weird, so I don't say it.

Oh yeah~ Mine too!
So it can mean padlock and mango laugh

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Manga, whitenized way, most of the time.
Rarely...very rarely, but I do say Monga sometimes, though it sounds very odd. none


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Nowadays mah-n-gah, the intended way to say it. Before I was like shaggievara, pronouncing it like "mango" but with an "a," but that habit changed after taking a Japanese class and repeatedly reading "manga" in kana.

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12:30 am, Dec 30 2008
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Well, I used to say mang-a and man-ga but then someone told me it was mang-ga with an ahang sound so now i pronounce it mahn-gha.

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Raeryn
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12:50 am, Dec 30 2008
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I say it the whitenized way, because the only person I talk to about it wouldn't understand the word if I said it properly due to hearing problems.

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12:58 am, Dec 30 2008
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Even though I know the 'right' way to pronounce it, I'm usually too lazy or too accustomed and end up using the westernized way. bigrazz

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manga. just like how it looks. Man, like the Guy MAN. Ga like gah. lol.

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Yavanna
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1:17 am, Dec 30 2008
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I pronounce it like まんが bigrazz that is /ˈmɑŋgə/ in English;
in my native language it sounds the same as when pronounced in Japanese smile

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