Reading Rules: Long Vowels and Sokuon っ
We look at special combinations of sounds: long vowels and sokuon, or little "tsu." Long vowels are simply longer and little "tsu" is a slight pause.
- Learn the difference between short and long vowel sounds.
- Be able to read and write words that have long vowels in Hiragana and Romaji characters.
- Learn how words with Sokuon っ are written and pronounced correctly.