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Re: Japanese long vowels, was Re: Whatever happened to Aelya?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 16, 2002, 0:45
Roger Mills wrote:
> JOOC am I correct in guessing that word-final "h" (sometimes syllable final > IIRC) is also used to represent the long vowels? Is it some sort of > non-standard anglo device? (I'm thinking e.g. of the ball-player Saduhara > _Oh_ et al.)
Yeah, Oh is an old way of showing long _o_ in the Roman alphabet, as in the usual English spelling of the traditional Japanese theatrical style _Noh_. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42