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What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby dedde » November 7th, 2006 12:13 pm

how would say my name or spell in hiragana?
my name is Belgenman Stovall.

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Postby Alan » November 7th, 2006 4:27 pm

Foreign names are written in katakana instead of hiragana. Some approximations have to be made for sounds that don't exist in Japanese. e.g. 'l' -> 'r'; 'v' -> 'b'. However there are some non-standard katakana extensions for non-japanese sounds like 'v'

Thus 'vu' can be written as ヴ and this can be extended to approximate other 'v' sounds such as 'va' which becomes ヴァ.

Furthermore, where several consonants are adjacent, it is not possible to express this exactly in japanese. You may need to add extra vowels (usually 'u') or otherwise approximate the sound.

So Belgenman Stovall => be ru ge ma n tso va ru => ベルゲマン ツォヴァル

This does of course assume I've got the pronunciation of your name right in the first place. You may need to adjust the above if it doesn't sound right.

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Postby pord » November 9th, 2006 10:40 pm

Im quite interrested in how my name would come out

My name is: Gordon Parton

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Postby Alan » November 10th, 2006 8:36 am

I'd suggest: Gordon Parton => go- do n pa- to n => ゴードン パートン
Again this is in katakana. The '-' symbol stretches the preceding vowel sound.

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Postby dante117 » November 17th, 2006 5:40 pm

Hello guys! I'm new here and I don't know how to speak japanese. Just wanna ask you guys how to say my name in japanese.

My full name is Dan Florente San Pablo.

Thanks in advance! :D

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Postby Bueller_007 » November 17th, 2006 6:11 pm

dante117 wrote:Hello guys! I'm new here and I don't know how to speak japanese. Just wanna ask you guys how to say my name in japanese.

My full name is Dan Florente San Pablo.

Thanks in advance! :D

You'd say it pretty much exactly the same.

Dan Furorente San Paburo.
ダン・フロレンテ・サン・パブロ

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Postby dante117 » November 17th, 2006 6:56 pm

Woah Nice! Thanks a lot man!
Those japanese characters below my name, is that how I write my name in japanese?

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Postby Jason » November 17th, 2006 9:36 pm

dante117 wrote:Those japanese characters below my name, is that how I write my name in japanese?

Yes.
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Postby landregistry » November 19th, 2006 8:51 pm

Hi, could somebody please help me say my name in Japanese. It is Simon Heath. Thanks

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Postby jkid » November 19th, 2006 10:14 pm

My guess is you would write it this way...

サイモン・ヒッウ
sa i mon hi tsuu

Any corrections? :)

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Postby landregistry » November 20th, 2006 1:13 am

Ha ha, it sounds like Simon hits you. Thanks very much!

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Postby Alex Trigo » November 20th, 2006 1:05 pm

jkid wrote:My guess is you would write it this way...

サイモン・ヒッウ
sa i mon hi tsuu

Any corrections? :)


サイモン・ヒース is how you'd put it in Katakana.
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Postby jkid » November 20th, 2006 1:48 pm

Ah, a small mistake :)

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hey

Postby wmitchell » November 21st, 2006 10:42 am

Im just learning the basics my self

My name is Will Mitchell ??

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Re: hey

Postby Bueller_007 » November 21st, 2006 11:52 am

wmitchell wrote:Im just learning the basics my self

My name is Will Mitchell ??

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Just so everyone knows, like 99% of common "English" foreign names and their katakana equivalents can be found in Jim Breen's enamdict.

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... dic.cgi?1C

Go here, select "enamdict" as your dictionary, type your given or family name in the box. Done.


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