Say your name in hiragana

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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Post by shin1ro » Sat 01.13.2007 1:49 pm

ComradeJoe wrote:
I guess my (real) name would be something along the lines of アンヅレイ クリシャーン or something like that.
I recommend ド instead of ヅ. アンドレ sounds common as a French boy. アンドレイ for Andre (with an accent aigu) may sound closer to the original (English) pronunciation, but they also call Andre as アンドレ. If you are Andrea, アンドレア seems common in Japan.

But Romanian....I gave up!! :)

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Post by Kdar » Sat 01.13.2007 2:40 pm

shin1ro wrote:
Kdar wrote:
My name is Armen Dzhagaryan (I don't really know how could I have my last name in Japanese.. lol.. espatially with those Dzh... )

so.... maybe this..

あれめん  Armen. (Areman typed in)
でざがりゃん  Dzhagaryan (Dezagaryan... typed in)
I'm so curious how your name should be pronounced, especially Dzha part!

If you pronounce Armen in American or British English style, I'd suggest to translate it as アーメン instead of アルメン.
As for -ryan part, I think リアン is more common. It's like ハンガリアン for Hungarian.

If you prefer your local language pronunciation....maybe it's hard for you to describe the proper pronunciation and it's hard for me to suggest what's appropriate Japanese.

(If you prefer French pronunciation, maybe I can suggest and Armen may be アルマン).

-shin1ro
yea.. that Dzha part is interesting to me as well.

It can be also written as Dza (in english).. just z is more stronger.

In Japanese there no sounds like "D"..... right?

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Post by flammable hippo » Sat 01.13.2007 2:44 pm

In Japanese there no sounds like "D"..... right?
There is a 'd' sound in Japanese: Doubutsu-animal, konDo-next time, Dakara-therefore, omeDetou gozaimasu-congratulations and you can't forget the all important Desu. There's just no sound that corresponds to Dz in English. The sound d is always followed by a vowel (this is true for most Japanese sounds).
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Post by Kdar » Sat 01.13.2007 3:31 pm

flammable hippo wrote:
In Japanese there no sounds like "D"..... right?
......The sound d is always followed by a vowel (this is true for most Japanese sounds).
yea. that what I meant.

There always some vowel after D, k etc..

just N is by itself.  ん

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Post by bAkasha_NyaNya » Sat 01.13.2007 3:38 pm

I think mine would be... でぃあな がっりど (Diana Garrido)... Etto.. Is it correct? XD

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Post by richvh » Sat 01.13.2007 4:57 pm

I don't think the っ is used with the ら row as a rule... I'd make it ガーリド. And do you pronounce the start of your first name as "die" or "dee"? If the former, use ダイアナ instead.
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Post by leergierig » Sat 01.13.2007 5:26 pm

Does anyone have an idea how to write "leergierig" in katakana?

- The "ee" rhymes with "ee" in English "deer".
- The "g" is not the English one. It's a guttural sound similar to the "ch" found in "loch" (when pronounced by a Scottish person) or the Spanish "j" found in "jamás".
- The "ie" is simply the equivalent of イ.
- The "i" in "rig" is a schwa.

Which of the following would be more accurate/acceptable:

リエルギルグ
or
リエルヒルフ
or maybe
リエルヒルヒゥ

Is ヒゥ at all possible? I chose it since I've heard some Japanese people pronounce ひ with the slightest hint of friction on the soft palate.

I realise that a perfect transliteration is an impossible task given the limited sounds in Japanese, but can anybody think of a better transliteration?

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Post by richvh » Sat 01.13.2007 5:44 pm

Perhaps リーアヒル, but maybe someone more familiar with Dutch to Japanese transliteration would have a different opinion. (Yes, I have a Dutch surname, but my family's been in America since before the Duke of York's fleet sailed into New York Harbor and asked Peter Stuyvesant to turn over the keys to the city.)
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Post by ComradeJoe » Sat 01.13.2007 6:54 pm

shin1ro wrote:


But Romanian....I gave up!! :)

-shin1ro
Well if you read both アンヅレイ and クリシャーン with a soft "u" (or maybe omitting the "u"s altogether) you get the actual romanian pronunciation. :D
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Post by Sunken » Sat 01.13.2007 8:20 pm

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Post by bAkasha_NyaNya » Sat 01.13.2007 8:52 pm

richvh wrote:
I don't think the っ is used with the ら row as a rule... I'd make it ガーリド. And do you pronounce the start of your first name as "die" or "dee"? If the former, use ダイアナ instead.
Yeah, it's like "Deeana"...

So... ディアナ ガーリド??? o.o?

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Post by Kdar » Sat 01.13.2007 9:00 pm

bAkasha_NyaNya wrote:
richvh wrote:
I don't think the っ is used with the ら row as a rule... I'd make it ガーリド. And do you pronounce the start of your first name as "die" or "dee"? If the former, use ダイアナ instead.
Yeah, it's like "Deeana"...

So... ディアナ ガーリド??? o.o?
Pretty much what you hear is what you write..
In Russian letters sound "right" as well. That what I like about Spanish and Japanese as well. Maybe there some exceptions.

But if you see "e" you say e, if you see "a" you say a.. etc..

In English it a bit different.... :( but.. its ok :)

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Post by bAkasha_NyaNya » Sat 01.13.2007 9:05 pm

Kdar wrote:
bAkasha_NyaNya wrote:
richvh wrote:
I don't think the っ is used with the ら row as a rule... I'd make it ガーリド. And do you pronounce the start of your first name as "die" or "dee"? If the former, use ダイアナ instead.
Yeah, it's like "Deeana"...

So... ディアナ ガーリド??? o.o?
Pretty much what you hear is what you write..
In Russian letters sound "right" as well. That what I like about Spanish and Japanese as well. Maybe there some exceptions.

Then I was correct in the first post about my name, hehe.. But my last name has two r's... "Garrido"
But if you see "e" you say e, if you see "a" you say a.. etc..

In English it a bit different.... :( but.. its ok :)

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Post by Scavengist » Sat 01.13.2007 9:14 pm

bAkasha_NyaNya wrote:
Kdar wrote:
bAkasha_NyaNya wrote: Yeah, it's like "Deeana"...

So... ディアナ ガーリド??? o.o?
Pretty much what you hear is what you write..
In Russian letters sound "right" as well. That what I like about Spanish and Japanese as well. Maybe there some exceptions.

Then I was correct in the first post about my name, hehe.. But my last name has two r's... "Garrido"
But if you see "e" you say e, if you see "a" you say a.. etc..

In English it a bit different.... :( but.. its ok :)

What was the point of this post?
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN JAPAN!
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Post by Kdar » Sat 01.13.2007 9:16 pm

She typed it wrong..

This is what she answered.
Then I was correct in the first post about my name, hehe.. But my last name has two r's... "Garrido"
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