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Subject: about the japanese names...(m)
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 15, 2004 at 4:40:52 AM
Reply to: names of artists...what do they mean? by Menke
well i have found this great online dictionary from Japanese to English and back. Maybe it is a good idea to submit it to the Links site of BtN?

Well, Rokusuke: roku means 'good, satisfactory, worthy' and suke means 'assistance', so in total rokusuke means 'good assistance'.

Hachidai: hachi means 'crown, pot' and dai means 'cost, price' (used only as a suffix). that would be 'price of a crown' or alike. well, this one was harder, because there are several meanings of hachi , like 'bee' and 'eight'.

About that 'eight': that is a funny coincidence, because roku also means 'six' and Hachidai and Rokusuke have written the famous song Sukiyaki together and those names are their real names.

About that online dictionary: this site is great. You can even find what English names and surnames would be in Japanese, like Hutchinson is Hacchinson and the French city Roquefort is in Japanese Rokkufooru . Many other possibilities.

What site? This site: http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/tty/dict

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