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Postby kanadajin » Thu 03.02.2006 11:41 pm

Would you write your name in Hirigana or katakana.. ><"
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Postby kohana » Fri 03.03.2006 12:01 am

Eh. I would, but my name isn't Japanese so it would look really, really strange, especially in the pronunciation... I should come up with one. >.<
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Postby kanadajin » Fri 03.03.2006 12:15 am

.. Why don't you search for a "Your name in Japanese" thing.. Anyway!
Does any one know what to write your name in Katakana or Hirigana..
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Postby keatonatron » Fri 03.03.2006 2:08 am

A lot of us do.

But... why? If you just want a meaning list of names in katakana you can find lots of websites like that.
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Postby apostrophe_catastrophe » Fri 03.03.2006 2:30 am

I can write my name in katakana pretty easy since it's Japanese-pronounciation-friendly, if you know what I mean.
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Postby Machina Maw » Fri 03.03.2006 2:33 am

Are you asking which alphabet do you write your name in (if it's not a Japanese name)? Or are you asking how to write your name?

Well, foreign names are written in katakana,
and if you have a foreign name it's pretty easy to translate, e.g. my full name is Jodee, and is written ジョーデイー jodei in katakana. (It could also be ジョーデ.)

Hope that helped. ^^;
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Postby Mukade » Fri 03.03.2006 2:52 am

If your passport does (or would) use anything other than kanji, you would write your name in katakana.

So, even if you have a totally Japanese-esque name like Tanaka Hiroshi, and you know what the kanji would be, if you are an American citizen, you would write your name in katakana.

The only exception I can think of is the example of my co-worker. She is not Japanese (she's Irish), but she married a Japanese guy. Even though she is not a Japanese citizen, her name appears on Japanese documents in kanji (family name) and katakana (given name).

I would imagine that Chinese and Taiwanese - i.e., folks who have kanji on their passports and official documents back home - would be able to use their kanji names. Since I'm not Chinese or Taiwanese, though, I can't personally testify.

Anyone out there able to answer this?
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Postby keatonatron » Fri 03.03.2006 3:37 am

I don't know about official documents, but I know at my school the Chinese, Taiwanese, and even Korean students all use kanji (even on the school's official documents) for their names. I would assume if it's standard kanji, you can use it on your 外国人登録証.

But you'd probably have to have furigana on it too, since Japanese people might have a hard time figuring out the reading (even if it's a standard reading, they aren't familiar with names that aren't Japanese).

I'm totally gonna find a way to get my ninja-blood-warrior-god kanji jumble put on my 登録証.
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Postby kanadajin » Fri 03.03.2006 12:00 pm

Thank you Machina Maw Yes i was asking what alphabet you write your name in i don't know what i said to make that so confusing ><"
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RE: Names

Postby AJBryant » Fri 03.03.2006 12:59 pm

Thank you Machina Maw Yes i was asking what alphabet you write your name in i don't know what i said to make that so confusing ><"


You asked "would you write" (which is generally a request for someone to do something) rather than "do you write" (which is aksing HOW).

Heck, I didn't know what you were asking. ;)

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RE: Names

Postby I-samu » Fri 03.03.2006 1:57 pm

いさむ
That's my real name. Isamu.
If your name is foreign, you'd use Katakana.
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RE: Names

Postby kanadajin » Fri 03.03.2006 2:45 pm

hah AJBryant ok thanks. I was tired :P It was late when i wrote that OKAY! lolB)
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RE: Names

Postby safaia-chan » Wed 03.15.2006 3:34 am

I used babelfish...=D
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RE: Names

Postby Frumious Boojum » Wed 03.15.2006 1:38 pm

I'd write my name in katakana... in fact, my full name is in my sig. :)
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