On the Ice
- Jul 28, 2003
thank you all!
For those who are interested:
Dasa Grm- Daša Grm; š= spelling "sh"
Hi! I realise that in Satoko Miyahara's video posted in her OP, she pronounces her name in a sort of English manner, not as she would properly pronounce it in Japanese. (I don't know if this is making sense but as a Japanese speaker myself, when I pronounce my name in English, it's totally different from how I do it in Japanese. Not to mention that the family name comes first.)
So here's the video of her pronouncing her name in Japanese: https://youtu.be/EvVMznIMROM?t=5
It would be very nice if you could add this one together
ETA: Okay, I realise that other Japanese skaters (I saw Yuzu and Mao) videos also show how they would pronounce their names in English. I'll see if I could find the videos of others (I'm pretty sure I can find one for Yuzu and Mao) and post it later when I got time!
This thread already has had a somewhat thorny discussion as to whether authentic pronunciations (vs. pronunciations for an English-speaking audience) are desirable for this thread and project.
Thank you for bringing up the distinction again.
I hasten to add that it is not my decision to make.
That said, I previously had offered raw videos with authentic pronunciations from Satoko and Yuzuru. (Surname first, etc.)
http://goldenskate.com/forum/showth...katers-Names&p=1243559&viewfull=1#post1243559 (post #139 on Page 10 of this thread)
The same post has links also for Takahito Mura, Narumi Takahashi, and Ryuichi Kihara.
Plus Cathy and Chris Reed -- pronouncing their names "in Japanese" [i.e., for a Japanese-speaking audience]. Interesting to me.