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Say your name in hiragana

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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 12.27.2006 4:26 pm

There are actually some Japanese names written in katakana -- it seems mostly restricted to middle-aged women so maybe there was a boom in that type of name for a while.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby paul_b » Wed 12.27.2006 4:28 pm

Chris Hart wrote:
I was originally thinking in Japanese isn't the name order usually surname first, given name last?

Yes it is. However Japanese don't always expect non-Japanese to follow that convention.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby chiisu321 » Wed 12.27.2006 5:10 pm

ア リ ス is my name-OOO
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 12.27.2006 7:19 pm

私の名前は片仮名に「ジャナタン・スミス」です。
平仮名に「じゃなたんすみす」です。


I think I'm right in saying the particle に in these sentences should be replaced with で

Incidentally, you don't say your name in hiragana, you write it in hiragana. That's no complaint, just wanted to make a point. ;)
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby SuperDominus » Wed 12.27.2006 7:39 pm

I will do my name in this forum, SuperDominus.

スペ・ドメウス

I think thats how you write it.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 12.27.2006 8:16 pm

I will do my name in this forum, SuperDominus.

スペ・ドメウス

I think thats how you write it.


スーパードミナス <<I think phonetically that would be more correct.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 12.27.2006 8:24 pm

paul_b wrote:
The thing is that Japanese people often expect foreign names to be given in the 'foreign name order' rather than the name order usually used in Japanese.


My last name is long and hard to remember in Katakana, but when introducing myself to clients I've been told that I should use my full name. So in order to make my name easier to remember what I do is to say my name in Japanese order パーハック キース and be sure to excentuate my last name. Everyone just glosses over my last name, and gets my first name. When I tried saying it in the reverse, people had trouble remembering any part of my name, because they thought they had to remember all the way from キース to パーハック. People were constantly checking my 名刺 whenever they talked to me. :/

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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby CajunCoder » Fri 12.29.2006 3:41 pm

ルーク・ヂュポン

I chose to "kananize" my last name (Dupont) as dyupon, as that is closer to the original french pronunciation, and sounds much better than ヂュポント。 Perhaps I should use デゥ or デュ rather than ヂュ, though - since ぢゅ would probably be pronounced the as じゅ。
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 12.29.2006 8:13 pm

paul_b wrote:
Chris Hart wrote:
I was originally thinking in Japanese isn't the name order usually surname first, given name last?

Yes it is. However Japanese don't always expect non-Japanese to follow that convention.


No, what Japanese expect is that non-Japanese, rock stars that we all are, only have one name -- like "Bono" or "Sting" or "Cher", for example.

It really doesn't matter in what order you write your name, because there is no avoiding the problem of people not being able to differentiate between your first name and your surname.

There is no easy answer or simple solution to this. Just write it in whatever order you damned well please, since half the people can be expected to get it wrong half the time no matter which way you choose. The other half can't be bothered to learn that you have any name other than the single name by which you are commonly addressed.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby angstycoder » Fri 12.29.2006 9:48 pm

あんがさちこだる
アンガサチコダル
a n ga sa chi ko da ru ?
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby richvh » Fri 12.29.2006 10:45 pm

angstycoder wrote:
あんがさちこだる
アンガサチコダル
a n ga sa chi ko da ru ?

Better would be アングステー・コダー
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Scavengist » Sat 12.30.2006 12:04 am

かなで書いた名前は「むらかみ・としろう」ですけど、「村上俊郎」が好きです。
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Puchiko_nyu » Sat 12.30.2006 12:47 am

My username: ぷちこ_にゅ
My name: べっき どうっり。。。 But it should be: ベッキ ドウッリ。
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby GhoulsNightOut » Sat 12.30.2006 12:57 am

じゃくりん★
I'm not sure how to right GhoulsNightOut in hiragana, if someone wants to try, by all means.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 12.30.2006 1:03 am

GhoulsNightOut wrote:
じゃくりん★
I'm not sure how to right GhoulsNightOut in hiragana, if someone wants to try, by all means.


If you can't right it, then maybe you could rite it. Or perhaps wright it. If none of those work, then we will have to write it.
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