Home › Forums › The Japanese Language › hiragana pronounciation This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by lance321 5 years, 2 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts October 3, 2018 at 10:50 pm #50606 Colton KelseyMember Can the え column change to an “A” sound. as in the letter a depending on what constantan comes after it? as in 夢は、けど、では. So is yumeha is me as in you-may, kay-do and day-wa how it’s pronounced? I’m irritated by this. Am I mishearing it? October 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm #50607 Colton KelseyMember I thought hiragana and katakana doesn’t change sound? am I wrong? October 4, 2018 at 6:27 am #50608 lance321Member Kelsey, The は in your examples are a partials. So they are 夢 は (Yume Wa) けど (Kedo)、and で は (De Wa). If は is part of the word its pronunciation does not change from the general rules. Only when its a partial it changes to “wa”. Hope that helps. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.