Mark Simmons (scorpio@best.com)
Sun, 14 May 2000 17:49:35 -0700


> I just noticed that in Gundam Wing there are alot of characters with
>French numbers as names. Quatre and Treize are 4 and 13. Does anyone know
>the official spelling of leader of White Fang's name(Kanz). If it's Quinze
>then that's yet another french number.

  Yep, I think they went with Quinze.

>Also is the "Sank" Kingdom spelled Sank or Cinq?

  Apparently the Bandai folks opted for "Sanc."

Blackeagle writes,

>08 Otto acht (German)

  No, "otto" is Italian for 8. There's actually a character named
Inspector Acht, though.

>09 General Noventa noventus (Latin)

  "Noventa" is Spanish for 90.

>20 General Venty vente (Spanish)

  Actually "veinte".

>1 billion Milliard Peacecraft miljard (Swedish)

  Or "milliard" in French.

>11 OZ contracted version of onze (French)

  Huh... maybe, though Gundam Wing is already rife with "Wizard of OZ"
jokes. You have the lion and the tinman (used as hat insignia by OZ's
ground and space forces, respectively), a taskforce called "Scarecrow,"
and of course there's Dorothy.

-- Mark

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