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Avatar Book 1, Disc 2 – spoiler-friendly reaction post - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008 11:53 pm
Avatar Book 1, Disc 2 – spoiler-friendly reaction post

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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Mon, Nov. 17th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)

I have no thinky-thoughts on Avatar (although I really enjoyed it!), but those two name pronunciation/spellings drive me insane too. It actually makes me twitchy. >.>


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Nov. 17th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)

That doesn't surprise me. I feel like I heard or read somewhere that they were using some names in the general east Asian milieu that makes up the culture of Avatar that came from Korean or maybe something else besides Japanese and Chinese, so I thought there was maybe a tiny chance Mai's name was spelled accurately if it was based on a Korean (or some other) romanization. Therefore, I feel that I don't know enough to say it's wrong. But it sure does drive me crazy.

And Ha-RU? Sounds like a dog howling to me.


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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Tue, Nov. 18th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)

I imagine it's possible, but I can't really wrap my head around how anyone could get that sound out of "Mai"--I mean, it's still a romanized version, so why spell it that way...? Ugh.

And Ha-RU? Sounds like a dog howling to me.

Yeah. :/ Unfortunately, it also just makes me think of conversations with casual Furuba fans who can't wrap their heads around Japanese pronunciation.


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