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telepaths, sound changes, & Final Fantasy

From:Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 4, 2001, 17:12
On Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at 02:51 , Muke Tever wrote:

> Ooh, they have those in Final Fantasy Tactics. Only but they wrote it > 'Mindflare'. There's a lot of fun transliteration differences in that > game... I set myself to find the sources for most of the monster names > (names of individual monsters, not of species). Most of them are pretty > transparently Greek, only transliterated without distinguishing > aspirated/unaspirated stops, or long vowels, and l/r differences to be > expected in a translation from the Japanese: Persepone for Persephonê, > Garateia for Galateia... some are more difficult: Ribentina < Latin > _Libentina_ 'Venus', Rukoprone < Lykophrôn? ...Sorry, this is way > irrelevant ;)
I thought it was quite interesting. Andy