English is explosive.

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Feb 23, 2011 09:55 pronunciation
The figure shows changes in amplitude of my voice when I speak in English or Japanese. Could you tell which one is which?

Figure a is Japanese, whereas figure b is English. They are remarkably different from each other. English is more explosive than Japanese.

When I put my hand in front of my mouth and speak in English, I can feel my breath easily. But I can't feel it when I speak in Japanese.