Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 12:44:41 CST
On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:51:26 -0700
"John H. Jenkins" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Dec 18, 2009, at 8:03 AM, verdy_p wrote:
>> So is it really "$B%f%K%3!<%I(B" with a single long vowel
>>(as in the "What is Unicode?" page) or "$B%f%K!<%3!<%I(B"
>>with two long vowels ?
>Given the fact that English speakers are divided on the same issue,
>the answer is "yes." :-)
To translate "Unicode", "$B%f%K%3!<%I(B" (single long vowel)
is popular. I've never seen "$B%f%K!<%3!<%I(B".
I think Google translator has a dictionary of some popular
Katakana keywords and original English words, and it is
not based on any systematic transliteration rules.
Often Japanese translation of imported words by Katakana
does not follow the best transcription of the original
For example, popular American pronunciation of "baseball"
would be described as "$B%Y%$%9%\!<%k(B", but Google translator
cannot translate it to "baseball". Google translater can
translate "$B%Y!<%9%\!<%k(B", which is the popular Katakana
translation of baseball, but the pronunciation is different.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Dec 18 2009 - 12:47:32 CST