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RE: my name is.

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 01.07.2008 4:36 pm

You know.. I just to thinking and if you had any native speakers around, just say your name and let them write it down.. That's usually the best way. Don't elongate or shorten any sounds, just say it naturally and the native Japanese speaker will do it justice. Short of that, the above mentioned would be appropriate.
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RE: my name is.

Postby AJBryant » Mon 01.07.2008 4:56 pm

But ジャスティン would yield "justin" while ジャステン would yield "justen"...


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RE: my name is.

Postby everdream » Mon 01.07.2008 5:02 pm

^ However, maybe it is because of my accent, but I would automaticaly pronounce Justin as 'Justen' my self.
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RE: my name is.

Postby Adriano » Mon 01.07.2008 5:46 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Adriano wrote:
I´ve signed 亜鳥案 (Adriano) in my passport XD~~
anyway やっぱりBrazil, where even the federal police is a mess XD~~


Once in Manila to get past the local gate guards and back into the port area instead of my military ID card I showed a wallet-sized photo of my grandmother. They waved me through.


your.... grandmother? :o
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RE: my name is.

Postby Majik4ever » Mon 01.07.2008 6:33 pm

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Adriano wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
Adriano wrote:
I´ve signed 亜鳥案 (Adriano) in my passport XD~~
anyway やっぱりBrazil, where even the federal police is a mess XD~~


Once in Manila to get past the local gate guards and back into the port area instead of my military ID card I showed a wallet-sized photo of my grandmother. They waved me through.


your.... grandmother? :o


They know who's in charge...lol :p
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RE: my name is.

Postby Wakannai » Mon 01.07.2008 6:34 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
The urge to choose a Japanese name or to render one's own name in kanji is asinine, universal, and perfectly harmless. It is a phase that practically no one has ever avoided, so go ahead and pick one and have fun with it. At some point you'll get over it, look back on it, and chuckle. But in the meantime....enjoy. It's part of the learning Japanese experience.


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RE: my name is.

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 01.07.2008 8:27 pm

Dehitay wrote:
I'm also favoring ジャステン over ジャスティン


I chose ジャスティン because that's How J. Timberlake's name is spelled in Japanese (officially, although there are a number of ジャステンs on the net). If the OP's name is Justen, I would go with ジャステン.

And the closest I ever got to making a Japanese name was just using the kanji 波白 for my last name (ぱ はく) because my shuji teacher insisted.
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RE: my name is.

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 01.08.2008 7:23 am

AJBryant wrote:
Wouldn't ギボンズ render it more closely? The double-B isn't particularly lengthened or stressed in English.


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My first thought as well. But a J-Goog on ギッボンズ yielded precedents, so I went with that.
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RE: my name is.

Postby AJBryant » Tue 01.08.2008 10:57 am

Huh. Ya never know. :)


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RE: my name is.

Postby Dehitay » Tue 01.08.2008 11:06 am

Come to think of it, even my own last name, Conner, ended up being spelled コナー instead of コンナー regardless of out I pronounce it.
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RE: my name is.

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 01.09.2008 8:34 am

Dehitay wrote:
Come to think of it, even my own last name, Conner, ended up being spelled コナー instead of コンナー regardless of out I pronounce it.


Sometimes it seems there's neither rhyme nor reason to it.

For instance, the word "alignment" (as in "wheel alignment" for cars) is アライメント.....no ん.
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RE: my name is.

Postby Hagime » Wed 01.09.2008 2:07 pm

My English name is Elena..but somehow through the Japanese character change i got a Japanese name: Yamashita Kumiko

which I like, especially the meaning it holds. :)
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RE: my name is.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Wed 01.16.2008 12:56 am

So I go with ジャスティン ギッボンズ then.
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