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Subject: Maru in Japanese
Author: ClaudiaS   (Authenticated as ClaudiaS)
Date: March 12, 2009 at 6:53:14 AM
Reply to: Sergei and Maru by Megan
The Japanese vocabulary word Maru means "circle," not "ship." It is traditionally used as a suffix for names of ships, but the reasoning behind this is not clear (there are several theories, try googling "Japanese ship naming conventions").

It is pronounced mah-roo with equal stress on each syllable.

This message was edited by the author on March 12, 2009 at 7:15:30 AM

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