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Howard Bartel
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 03:39 pm:   

I'm involved in providing software localization rules for Japanese, and need to know how to be able to construct numbers using appropriate speech samples.
The question I have is regarding use of "issen" and "jut". From what I have read, it appears that "issen" replaces the usual "sen" when used before "man". So 10 million is "issen man".
Does that mean:
20 million is "ni issen man" or is it "ni sen man"
15 million is "issen go hyaku man" or "sen go hyaku man"?

Likewise, "jut" replaces the usual "juu", when used with "chou".
So is 20 trillion "ni jut chou" or "ni juu chou"?
Is 15 trillion "jut go chou" or "juu go chou"?

Thanks to anyone who can clarify this for me.


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