-Z- (Z@Gundam.Com)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 20:17:54 -0800


At 20:27 12/15/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>English-speaking fans were quick to Romanize her name as Frau because it
>>sounded more like a real name -- or, at least, a familiar word -- but if
>>you listen to the dialogue, it's clearly Fra Bow.
>
>No, in Japanese, it sounds Fu-ra-u. There is a "u" at the end. You can hear
>a diphthong at the end. Remember that there are no diphthongs in Japanese
>so if it were Fra Bow, it would sound more like Flabow.

Maybe it's just my ears, but "Flabow" is *exactly* what I hear Amuro
calling her in the first episode, right after her family gets blown away
during the Zaku attack on Side 7....

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