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A boy named who?

Postby Oyaji » Tue 10.23.2007 9:05 pm

An acquaintance of ours has a young son named 公太郎(こうたろう). This is a completely normal name, with nothing terribly unusual about it. Or so they thought until he entered school.

さあ、問題です。

Why were his teacher and classmates very surprised one day when they saw his completed calligraphy assignment? :o
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Garappachi » Wed 10.24.2007 1:00 am

子供はタトで遊ぶのが好きだ。
↑こんな感じのものでしょうか?答えはロハで教えてもらえませんね?(笑)
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby coco » Wed 10.24.2007 1:07 am

お久しぶりです。Oyajiさん。 :)

Oyaji さんに月(ルナ) ちゃんの話を教わるまで、私は人名の読みに制限がないと知りませんでしたが、最近またニュースになりましたね。
一二三 で「わるつ」。七音で 「どれみ」、心温で「ここあ」。
「はいはい。好きにして」と思います。

「一二三と心温が七音の妹の月を取り合ってケンカした。」
という例文が、そのうち日本語の教科書に載るかもしれません。

最近「西東」と書く「さいとう」さんがいらっしゃることを知りました。世の中広い。

で、公太郎は、ハム太郎?
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Oyaji » Wed 10.24.2007 4:10 am

さすがココさんですね。 :)
ご無沙汰しております。

Japanese calligraphy is of course generally written vertically, and signed likewise. It seems little Kotaro had made the common beginner's mistake of leaving a gap between the top and bottom parts of 公. As Coco guessed, to everyone it looked as though his calligraphy had been signed by the cartoon character ハム太郎 (Hamtaro).
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby joieaumonde » Wed 10.24.2007 4:25 am

okashii!!! :D
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 10.24.2007 7:22 am

日本で小学生を教えたのは栃木市ですね。小学校二年生に英語の名詞を作ってあげたとき、小さい女の子に「苗字は何?」と聞いて、「大豆生田(おおまめうえだ)」と返事しました。「あの、苗字だけ」と言って、女の子はちょっと怖がる顔をして「大豆生田」と繰り返しました。「大豆さん?」と聞いて、女の子はちょっと顔を下げて黙ってて、先生が「カーンさん、苗字は大豆生田です」とおっしゃいました。私はすごく恥ずかしかった。

(ところで、他の小学生ははよくダイズちゃんと呼びました。)
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby richvh » Wed 10.24.2007 7:30 am

Apropos of nothing but the thread title...

Does he play first base?
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby furin » Wed 10.24.2007 8:45 am

「おい公太郎、ハム太郎の本を買(こ)うたろう」 ※こうたろう=買ってあげよう

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
小さい女の子に「苗字は何?」と聞いて、「大豆生田(おおまめうえだ)」と返事しました。

ちなみに、大豆生田という姓の読み方は油断さんがおっしゃった「おおまめうえだ」の他に「おおまめうだ」「おおまみゅうだ」など複数あるということです。

国語学者の金田一春彦氏の本によると、日本語の「みゅ」を含む単語の発音は「おおまみゅうだ」以外に見つからなかったそうです。(細かいことを言うと、「小豆生田-おまみゅうだ」さんや「豆生田-みゅうだ」さんもいるらしい)

名前もいろいろあって面白いのですが、苗字にまつわる話もまた楽し。 :D
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 10.24.2007 9:24 am

richvh wrote:
Apropos of nothing but the thread title...

Does he play first base?

I thought What is the name of the guy on first!
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Feba » Wed 10.24.2007 9:31 am

I thought What is the name of the guy on first!


What's on second!
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 10.24.2007 10:20 am

what?
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 10.24.2007 1:35 pm

well you just went and screwed up the whole bit Chris. booooo
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 10.24.2007 3:03 pm

Feba wrote:

What's on second!

Who's on second?

there you go, 2heads, I deleted my above post, let's see how long this goes....
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby richvh » Wed 10.24.2007 3:10 pm

Who's on first!
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RE: A boy named who?

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 10.24.2007 3:17 pm

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE GUY ON FIRST!?!?
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