Joaquin & Linette Torres (
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 00:58:52 -0500

I hate to disagree with you, but I hear 'Frau' as well. To me, when Amuro calls
her by one name, I distinctly hear the 'u' sound.

Besides, 'flabow' sounds like onomatopoeia :-)

Joaquin Torres

-Z- wrote:

> 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....
> -Z-
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