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Writing foreign names.

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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby white-chocolate-twix » Mon 08.22.2005 5:51 pm

What about the name Kelsey? Would it be Kelseu? Or something else?
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Kates » Mon 08.22.2005 10:42 pm

Probably KE RU SHI (ケルシ) or maybe KE RU SHII (ケルシー) if you'd like a long "ee" sound at the end of your name.
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby skrhgh3b » Mon 08.22.2005 11:29 pm

while i was in japan this summer, a nice japanese woman wrote my first name with kanji. you can see it on the splash page of my website. (the rest of my website is, unfortunately, down indefinitely.)

http://sakurahigh.frenziedsilence.com/
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Marnox » Thu 09.22.2005 3:44 pm

can someone please tell what the names "Marius" and "Tone" would be like in japanese and rômaji? :)
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Kates » Thu 09.22.2005 4:03 pm

マリアス (Ma ri a su): Marius (if it's pronounced Ma-ree-us)
トネ (To ne): Tone (if it's pronounced Toe-nay)
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Marnox » Thu 09.22.2005 4:16 pm

it's pronounced like To nee, like the O in nO and the E in fEET
but thank you! thank you :D:D:D

arigatou!
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RE: What about my name.

Postby Cherie061403 » Thu 09.22.2005 6:41 pm

What about how to write my name. It's Cherie said like sher-ree. :)
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby sexylexi » Thu 09.22.2005 6:43 pm

ok well my name is Alexis Saldaña so would it be like Arekushisu Sarudanya?
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby sexylexi » Thu 09.22.2005 6:53 pm

yeah, urs would be kinda hard cuz u cant really make she sound but i think the closest sound would be shurii which would be wriiten as shi yu ri i but i dunno i may be wrong it would look something like this シユリイ but the yu should be smaller
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Kates » Thu 09.22.2005 10:07 pm

Tone, then: トニ (for a long ee sound: トニー) (Romaji: Toni / Tonii)
Cherie: シェリー (Alexis is wrong, there is a 'che' sound-- this is "Che ri-)
Alexis Saldaña: アレクシス・サルダニャ (Arekushisu Sarudanya -- yeah, you were right about yours)
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Gakusha » Thu 09.22.2005 10:35 pm

This is just a note, but if you have a Biblical name, your name can be directly translated (for the most part) because the Bible has been translated into Japanese.
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby kevincole93 » Sun 09.25.2005 3:28 pm

Whee, I found out My name, Kevin Cole or Keben Koru, means Handsome and well my last name is "Black"... Hehe fun, thanks this helped
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby hideko_san » Sun 09.25.2005 6:00 pm

well, actually "Tone" in norwegian has o like "cOOl" and e like "respEct".... or should i say like the japanese "E" 素敵だね?
ツオネ 、 perhaps?
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RE: Writing foreign names.

Postby Daichi » Mon 09.26.2005 6:57 am

hideko_san wrote:
well, actually "Tone" in norwegian has o like "cOOl" and e like "respEct".... or should i say like the japanese "E" 素敵だね?
ツオネ 、 perhaps?


Suggestion: トゥネ (Note that a small ウ is used).
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