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karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 1:38 pm

Hello ev'ryone,
I've found the word 'karatsupo' written in katakana in a manga an' I just wonder what the hell it may mean. I know what 'kara' is but what about 'tsupo'?...also, why is it written in katakana...?

Besides, is 'iute' the -te form of iu?

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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby Infidel » Mon 01.02.2006 1:51 pm

itte is the te of iu I'm pretty sure.
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby zengargoyle » Mon 01.02.2006 2:01 pm

are you sure it's not karappo? (small tsu)
空っぽ (からっぽ) (adj-na,n) empty; vacant; hollow; (P);
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby hikitsurisan » Mon 01.02.2006 5:03 pm

I suggest you ask Bugs Bunny about the karatsupo!
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 6:24 pm

zengargoyle wrote:
are you sure it's not karappo? (small tsu)
空っぽ (からっぽ) (adj-na,n) empty; vacant; hollow; (P);


It may be 'karappo' but I don't think so...I mean, in katakana the little 'tsu' or rather, the katakana character(but it's not a real character, lemme call it that way) that has the function of the little 'tsu' is a vertical line, I've read it somewhere...
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 6:25 pm

ishnar wrote:
itte is the te of iu I'm pretty sure.


Thanks! :)
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 6:27 pm

modigliani_pupil wrote:
zengargoyle wrote:
are you sure it's not karappo? (small tsu)
空っぽ (からっぽ) (adj-na,n) empty; vacant; hollow; (P);


It may be 'karappo' but I don't think so...I mean, in katakana the little 'tsu' or rather, the katakana character that has the function of the little 'tsu' is a vertical line, I've read it somewhere and I saw the vertical line I'm talkin' about many times ...
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 6:30 pm

hikitsurisan wrote:
I suggest you ask Bugs Bunny about the karatsupo!


Carrot!?...

Uso!!!
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby mandolin » Mon 01.02.2006 6:44 pm

katakana small-tsu is the same as katakana regular tsu.

If you've seen just a vertical line, that's not it. It's nearly vertical, with two small marks to the left.

カラッポ - karappo
カラツポ - karatsupo

If it's actually the large tsu, I'd probably go with it a meaning of "carrot soup"... though I'd have thought it would be "karato suppu" and not "karatsupo"

I'm leaning toward Zengaroyale's theory here.
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 6:48 pm

mandolin wrote:
katakana small-tsu is the same as katakana regular tsu.

If you've seen just a vertical line, that's not it. It's nearly vertical, with two small marks to the left.

カラッポ - karappo
カラツポ - karatsupo

If it's actually the large tsu, I'd probably go with it a meaning of "carrot soup"... though I'd have thought it would be "karato suppu" and not "karatsupo"

I'm leaning toward Zengaroyale's theory here.



Uh-oh, now I see it. It's not that small but it kinda looks smaller than the other characters...
THANKS A LOT!

Btw, what fdoes that vertical line mean...?
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby mandolin » Mon 01.02.2006 6:50 pm

never seen just a vertical line in japanese. It was likely punctuation or something, maybe. Dunno.
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby modigliani_pupil » Mon 01.02.2006 7:00 pm

mandolin wrote:
never seen just a vertical line in japanese. It was likely punctuation or something, maybe. Dunno.


Never mind. Thanks all the same for your help.

Look forward to be more careful about the tsu.
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby ryuubu » Tue 01.03.2006 4:59 am

The vertical line could be a variant of the 長音 chou on mark... ie: ー
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 01.03.2006 7:21 am

well, if it was "ー", and the text was being written vertically, it would then be a vertical line. ;) Of course, if you're reading left to right and you see a "|", then I'd kinda worry.
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RE: karatsupo & iute?

Postby hikitsurisan » Tue 01.03.2006 8:36 am

re: karatsupo

In linguistics the term 'corruption' refers to a word which has changed due to a history of misunderstanding (mispronunciation or misspelling). An example would be 'piggyback' which is a mispronunciation of 'pick-a-back'. It has nothing to do with pigs! I can't see your context, but assume that the 'carrot soup' which should indeed be 'karattu suppu' in Japanese, was misheard, the 'tsu' being mistaken for a syllable that belonged together, and that 'karatsupo' is therefore a corruption.
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