Dhsu Posted March 26, 2005 Report Share Posted March 26, 2005 Poorly spoken Japanese is a real pet peeve of mine, actually. But when I heard it I was surprised at how good it sounded from someone who had never been taught it formally before. The key word being "spoken" Japanese. A lot of inflection/pitch qualities of a language are lost when singing it. Although, of course, there are still plenty of little nuances left over to make it a considerable accomplishment. Anyways, for your information, Utada is not -really- a native Japanese speaker; she was educated mostly in the U.S. In fact, in an interview from a few years ago, she claims to write her lyrics in english first, and translates them to Japanese later. Hm...interesting. I guess that would explain why "Simple and Clean" sounds so natural. Get working on your next work And be quick about it! Hyah! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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