COMIC Jet-oh?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Didact, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

    Aug 17, 2001
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    ok I'm watching Cowboy Bebop for the first time -- up to Session 18 :)

    This is also the first time I've ever watched a subtitled series

    I noticed that there seems to be an '-oh' at the end of all the names when pronounced -- sound like "Jet-oh" or "Spike-oh"

    Is that a common add-on to a name when spoken in Japanese?
  2. CheeseCake

    CheeseCake Guest

    my buddy who knows japanese fluently said that its a phonic language so its like ka, ki, ku, ke, ko and ha, hi, hu, he, ho. you cant say "jet" in japanese because there is no lone "t" sound, so they say "Je-to" and "Su-pa-i-ku"(spike) and "fu-e-i" (Faye) of course thats just how to pronounce it properly. for example, he said since my name is steve, it would be pronounced "su-te-bu" because there is no "v" sound in japanese.

    i hope that clarified things up, its new to me also...

    you just have to remember, japanese is a completely different language, english and japanese are not related whatsoever. Where as german and english have many similarities...get my drift?
  3. Tikiman

    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

    Jul 23, 2002
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    Valley of the Sun
    Ah so thats why Guts from berserk was called Gatsu. I didnt even know his name was Guts untill I saw the American DVD. Interesting.
  4. CheeseCake

    CheeseCake Guest

    look at it this way, there are english vowels in every sylable :dunno:

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