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Say your name in hiragana

Postby Ayanami Tatsuya » Wed 12.27.2006 3:47 am

あやなみ たつや

I think that's right, anyway.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 12.27.2006 7:02 am

Say your name? Or your netnym?
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Silvan » Wed 12.27.2006 7:47 am

is it true that hiragana is used for japanese names and katakana is used for western names?
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby paul_b » Wed 12.27.2006 8:40 am

Silvan wrote:
is it true that hiragana is used for japanese names and katakana is used for western names?


Not entirely, but close.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Ayanami Tatsuya » Wed 12.27.2006 9:02 am

Either one, Mike. Or both.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 12.27.2006 10:17 am

And I thought MOST Japanese names used kanji.
Here's the closest I've come up with. I am open to any suggestions of a better transliteration. (Especially on my sur name)

私はハ-トクリストファ-です
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby paul_b » Wed 12.27.2006 10:31 am

Chris Hart wrote:
And I thought MOST Japanese names used kanji.

Most Japanese names use kanji but when they use kana they usually use hiragana. Except that names of actors are usually given in katakana (IIRC).

Here's the closest I've come up with. I am open to any suggestions of a better transliteration. (Especially on my sur name)

ハ-トクリストファ-です

ハート・クリストファー

Note the correct ー and the use of a ・ so they can tell where the two names begin and end. You will almost certainly get people confusing surname and first name so you might want to do something about that as well.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 12.27.2006 10:40 am

How do I get the right ー and the ・ typed in? I'm still working on learning the IME tricks for these things. I hope it's consistent between Mac, Slack, and Win. (I use a Mac at work, my desktop at home uses Slack, and my laptop uses Win. At least my with my pocket pc, I can just write what I want, without the fuss of IME.

Does this look better (I copied and pasted the ー and ・ )

私はクリストファー・ハートです


And when learning naming orders, I have been confused by people that just say first name and last name. If only the terms given name and surname or family name were more common.

I was originally thinking in Japanese isn't the name order usually surname first, given name last?
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby richvh » Wed 12.27.2006 10:46 am

私のかなで書いた名前は「リチャード・バンハウテン」です。
(Yes, I know that the Van Houten chocolate company uses a different transliteration, but that's (originally) a Dutch company, and my family's been in America among English speakers for centuries. The pronunciation has shifted a bit.)
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby paul_b » Wed 12.27.2006 11:00 am

Chris Hart wrote:
How do I get the right ー and the ・ typed in? I'm still working on learning the IME tricks for these things.

With the IME on and in Japanese mode type - and / (and they will show as ー and ・).

And when learning naming orders, I have been confused by people that just say first name and last name. If only the terms given name and surname or family name were more common.


The thing is that Japanese people often expect foreign names to be given in the 'foreign name order' rather than the name order usually used in Japanese.

苗字(P); 名字(P) 【みょうじ】 (n) surname; family name; (P)
姓 【せい】 (n) surname; family name; (P)

You can say something like ハートは名字です。

If you want to be addressed by your first name maybe you could say something like

名前のほうで呼んでくれてもいいです。

although that's probably not appropriate for formal situations.
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 12.27.2006 11:24 am

I take it they would be really be confused by

私はクリストファー・マッシュー・ハートです。

EDIT: corrected typo
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby emingygurl » Wed 12.27.2006 1:24 pm

I have NO clue about my last name, so I'll just do my first name. XD It's simple.

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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby LordOfTheFlies » Wed 12.27.2006 1:33 pm

Silvan wrote:
is it true that hiragana is used for japanese names and katakana is used for western names?

Most japanese names are written in kanji but some are indeed written in hiragana. And the katakana part was right.

では、僕の本当の名前はカタカナにクリストファーです
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby JadeFire19 » Wed 12.27.2006 2:05 pm

私 は ティナ ワィルジ です
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RE: Say your name in hiragana

Postby Teh_Freak » Wed 12.27.2006 3:57 pm

私の名前は片仮名に「ジャナタン・スミス」です。
平仮名に「じゃなたんすみす」です。
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