"Mukou wo ouou!" I hear it pronounced--and thus pronounce it: [Muko: (w)o ?ôo:] where (w) is executed far back in the throat almost without moving the lips ; ? is a very moderate glottal stop ; ^ is a 2-pitch tone (high-low or low-high or whatever, I can't say). Anyway, it doesn't sound like a "monster" quadruple long o but rather like a very normal string of 3 words together ;-) Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >>> There's a word in my Japanese dictionary "oou" (ô.u) meaning "cover, place something on, spread over". If this verb is regular, then the presumptive form of it would be "oooo". Is there a glottal stop in there or some other way of seperating the two long o's in "oooo" or is this a real quadruple length o? Now if it's used with a noun that ends in a long o, you could get a monster sentence like: mukoo o oooo to omoimasu "I think I'll cover up the other side", with seven o's in a row. Is this broken up somehow, or does it come out as one amazingly long o? M  Or whatever the right term is for the -oo form.