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Those cat-lovers among you who fear your beloved feline might feel left out at birthday and Xmas celebrations are directed to this tempting tipple - a brew of Cabernet grape juice, catnip and vitamin C dubbed "Nyan Nyan Nouveau". A bottle of Nyan Nyan Nouveau For a modest ¥399 ($4, £2.50) a bottle, cats can join the festivities …

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so what is the correct pronunciation?

Nee Ahn? Nye Ann? Inquiring minds need to know (what to ask for when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun)

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

Couldn't you just ask for the House of the Rising Sun?

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

were I in New Orleans, yes.

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

Not "nee-ann" (two syllables) but exactly as spelled as (one syllable).

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This pussy can "nyan nyan" for *ten hours straight*

Here's the correct pronounciation:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ7oFKsKzY

You should watch the *entire* length of the video and carefully repeat exactly what it says in full. If you make any mistakes, start again.

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

The correct pronunciation is Ñian-Ñian. The 'n' sounds a bit like the first 'n' in the Spanish 'mañana'. And as said above, each 'nyan' is one syllable, not two. And it should rhyme with 'yarn-yarn' (appropriately enough), not 'can-can'.

Obviously, neither 'nyan' nor 'meow' sounds anything like a cat noise, anymore than a cat talking to you sounds like English. James Joyce's "Mrkgnao" is as good an onomatopoeia as any.

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

The first syllable is Ni, somewhere between the knights who say ni and your knee, but the next is lowwer and smaller, meaning that the previous runs into it. This second syllable is ya, with a hard a such as would be used in hat or cat, rather than ah or car. The third syllable is n, except it's not quite like an English n or N, it is like the very last bit of saying "an" but think shorter. The upshot is nee-ya-n.

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Re: so what is the correct pronunciation?

"Nya" is a combination of the syllables 'ni' (as in knights who say) and "ya" (short 'a' sound, as in cat). When the two syllables are combined, the 'i' vowel sound is dropped.

If you had a friend called Jan (pronounced Yan), and stuck an 'n' sound in front of it, that's pretty much what 'nyan' sounds like in Japanese.

Various syllables in Japanese (ki, shi, chi, ni, mi, hi, all of which rhyme with a shorter version of the English "me") can have ya, yu or yo attached to them like this and the 'i' sound is always dropped. A case in point is Tokyo, which is definitely not pronounced toe-kee-o, but actually more like it's spelled, with 'kyo' being a single distinct syllable sound.

(*Only the 'o' vowels in "Tokyo" are long, so it's often romanised as "Tōkyō", but that's a different matter)

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Defeats Google translate...

in an amusing fashion...

"It is after it has ended up pussy get along two people in bed, in a dose"

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Re: Defeats Google translate...

What do you about talking? Excellent sense make it.

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Risqué

El Reg promoting Pussy Juice........ even though the bottle/label looks was made by Slapper and Co.

------------>>>> Tux is happy at the idea

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Did someone mention my Pussy?

http://www.gracebrothers.net/mrs_slocombes_pussy_quotes.htm

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Pussy juice?

Lap it up fellas. I think we can all see where the Paris Hilton angle is here.

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Headline of the week!

...if not month.

lol, keyboard/coffee icon if I wasn't anon

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So basically what you're saying is...

...nyan nyan is snoo snoo?

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Re: So basically what you're saying is...

No no, snoo snoo make boo hoo after woo woo.

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Dangerous

On the serious side, grapes are known to be toxic to at least some cats and dogs. I seriously hope there is no actual grape juice in it: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/grapes-raisins-dogs-cats-warning.shtml

The CNBC article (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101123574) mentions that most cats wouldn't even drink it, which is good at least.

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Grapes kill cats...

In case anyone gets the idea to import, please think twice... grapes tend to cause acute kidney failure in felines

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Yeah...

Nyan-nyan is also baby-talk for cat (and several other things), I really don't think the makers of this product are going for the sex angle so half your story doesn't make any sense.

P.S. Nyan is one syllable, N as in the consonant N followed by yan like the chinese surname Yan. All in one syllable and yes this is a stupid product.

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>Nyan-nyan is also baby-talk for cat

It's not "baby talk" in the sense of goo goo ga ga.. Japanese adults use onomatopoeia a lot in daily conversation. Baby talk for cat would be nyan-chan if anything.

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Yay!

It's another one of those "ain't Japan crazy!" articles.. even better it's directly lifted from that high quality source Kotaku.

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'Nyan Nyan' pronounced vaguely like 'Nyah Nyah'?

As in "Nyah nyah, nyah nyah, I got some last night, did you?"?

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Re: 'Nyan Nyan' pronounced vaguely like 'Nyah Nyah'?

Are you 10 years old?

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