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post #149146 of 172432
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Actually, going through some Japanese video game composers, I'm finding that a lot of Romaji names are First Surname like most English-speakers would say and is the exact opposite of what I've been thinking this entire time with Surname First.
Hayao (first) Miyazaki (surname) [宮﨑 駿 Miyazaki Hayao]
Shigeru (first) Miyamoto (surname) [宮本 茂 Miyamoto Shigeru]
Hirokazu (first) Ando (surname) [安藤浩和 Ando Hirokazu]
Mahito (first) Yokota (surname) [横田 真人 Yokota Mahito]
Koji (first) Kondo (surname) [近藤 浩治 Kondo Koji]
Kazuo "Kaz" (first) Hirai (surname) [平井 一夫 Hirai Kazuo]
Hideo (first) Kojima (surname) [小島 秀夫 Kojima Hideo]

I'm guessing the Romaji form is put First Surname to match English-speakers' form, but in Kanji the naming convention follows the more traditional Asian form of Surname First. Talk about confusing.

 

Damn, no kidding. They should stick with one method or the other.

post #149147 of 172432
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Damn, no kidding. They should stick with one method or the other.
Ya.....seriously.

When I asked my brother if he watched that Miyazaki anime show (thinking Miyazaki was the first name...because I thought Hayao Miyazaki was Surname First) he said he didn't know such a thing existed.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/japans-studio-ghibli-produce-first-676598

He then pointed out to me that that was his son, not THE Miyazaki.

Miyazaki is the surname, Goro is the first name.
Miyazaki Hayao ≠ Miyazaki Goro

>.>


Yet for Chinese names, the notation is still typically Surname First.
Yao Ming, not Ming Yao
Mao Zedong, not Zedong Mao
Edited by miceblue - 3/22/15 at 2:22pm
post #149148 of 172432

Dont worry guys, im gonna make it happen with my crazy rap skills. Get ready to rumble. 

post #149149 of 172432
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Actually, going through some Japanese video game composers, I'm finding that a lot of Romaji names are First Surname like most English-speakers would say and is the exact opposite of what I've been thinking this entire time with Surname First.
Hayao (first) Miyazaki (surname) [宮﨑 駿 Miyazaki Hayao]
Shigeru (first) Miyamoto (surname) [宮本 茂 Miyamoto Shigeru]
Hirokazu (first) Ando (surname) [安藤浩和 Ando Hirokazu]
Mahito (first) Yokota (surname) [横田 真人 Yokota Mahito]
Koji (first) Kondo (surname) [近藤 浩治 Kondo Koji]
Kazuo "Kaz" (first) Hirai (surname) [平井 一夫 Hirai Kazuo]
Hideo (first) Kojima (surname) [小島 秀夫 Kojima Hideo]

I'm guessing the Romaji form is put First Surname to match English-speakers' form, but in Kanji the naming convention follows the more traditional Asian form of Surname First. Talk about confusing.

In reality, both formats are in common usage for romaji. So you really have to memorize common japanese family names.

 

Speaking of names these always confuses the heck outta me: first name / last name, name / surname, family name / given name.

Personally, I always use the family name / given name pair because it makes the most sense to me.

post #149150 of 172432
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Ai Weiwei, not Weiwei Ai

Delete this name before Bowei sees it!

post #149151 of 172432
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Delete this name before Bowei sees it!

 

And yet you quote it... :p

post #149152 of 172432
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Yet for Chinese names, the notation is still typically Surname First.
Yao Ming, not Ming Yao
Mao Zedong, not Zedong Mao
Ai Weiwei, not Weiwei Ai

It's much easier to distingush chinese family names though, usually one syllable with a few exceptions.

post #149153 of 172432

Heck, gotta call the lost & found tomorrow. Forgot my pillow and jacket in a train, well at least they found it but such clumsiness just adds my burden >__>

post #149154 of 172432
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Originally Posted by akiroz View Post

Speaking of names these always confuses the heck outta me: first name / last name, name / surname, family name / given name.
Personally, I always use the family name / given name pair because it makes the most sense to me.
Well First/Last is typical for Westerners.

Surname First is no longer applicable in that case because First is no longer first, but for Western convention, First is probably more recognisable than "given name." XD
Edited by miceblue - 3/22/15 at 2:25pm
post #149155 of 172432
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

And yet you quote it... :p

post #149156 of 172432
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

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post #149157 of 172432
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Delete this name before Bowei sees it!

 

lol. I don't support the way Ai Weiei is going about change. 

 

Rather than supportive criticism, and changing the system from within and working with it.

 

People like him just pull artistic and political students akin to childish nagging rather than any constructive changes.

 

His actions and those like it are actually halting and retarding the continuous processes of more 'liberty' in the country.

post #149158 of 172432
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

lol. I don't support the way Ai Weiei is going about change. 

Rather than supportive criticism, and changing the system from within and working with it.

People like him just pull artistic and political students akin to childish nagging rather than any constructive changes.

His actions and those like it are actually halting and retarding the continuous processes of more 'liberty' in the country.
Boweiwei bù ài Ai weiwei. XD
post #149159 of 172432
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Boweiwei bù ài Ai weiwei. XD

lol

 

Panda is a panda in spasu. A spasu panda

 

and yes, i dont like him that much. I don't like most artistics that use art as a form of de-constructive political tool at 'sticking it to the gov'ah'met' rather than constructively.

 

Constructive people being like Cheng Long and Yao Ming. Both of which have famous remarks about the state of the country throughout their lifetimes. But both of which are supporting change by working with the govnerment. Criticism yes, but construviely in the form of aid than to nullify the international presence of a country such as what Ai weiwei is doing

post #149160 of 172432
Today I learned that the "Tetris song" is based on a Russian folk song which is based on a poem from 1861.

Also, this was made by my friend from grade school. I still can't believe it got over 1 million views and he was on the Jay Leno show for it. XD

Edited by miceblue - 3/22/15 at 3:51pm
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