Wed, 24 Jan 2001 19:49:39 -0800
> On the oft-visited-of-late subject of character romanizations.
> > Rolan Cehack, 17
> This makes absolutely no sense to me. Previously, I'd seen this romanized as
> both Loran and Lolan. Either of those work, since in one of the episodes
> (somewhere between 5 and 10, can't recall offhand), [R/L]o[R/L]an is called
> on to play the part of a girl to impress the moon race. In doing so, the "n"
> is dropped from his name, and with either Loran or Lolan, you get Lora
> (Laura), and Lola, both female names, thus fulfilling the "joke" as it were.
I've previously seen this a "Loran Cehack" and I'm inclined to continue with
that until "Rolan" is indeed confirmed as the official spelling.
> > Sochie Heim, 15
> Soshie would have made more sense, IMHO, and I'd venture the kana/kanji
> could go either way.
I've had this down as "Soshie" from the beginning and, again, I'll take a wait
> > Mallygan
> I don't recall this character from the show, but it looks awfully close to
> "Morrigan". Do the characters in the name actually jive with the "a"
Mallygan's the Luziana Militia commander with the long blond hair styled in
paired helical locks halfway down to his waist. He appears in Episode 14.
The kana are "ma-ri-ga-n" so the Mallygan sort of jibes, although "Mulligan" (a
real name) would work just as well. If the /ga/ in Gundam (ga-n-da-mu) can be
taken for an English /gu/, then the /ma/ can serve as an Irish /mu/ in
> > And here are the Romanized mecha names per Newtype:
> > Soleil
> Only thing interesting in the mecha, is that Dianna ends up as a "Soreil",
> and we've got the "Soleil" as her ship (if memory is serving me correctly).
> It's been a while since I watched Turn A, and even then it was raw and my
> Japanese is pitiful at best.
Worse. It's "Dianna Soriel" for the person and "Soleil" for the ship.
Not only is the /r/ replaced by an /l/, but the /i/ and /e/ are transposed.
Shall we invoke Emerson regarding consistency again?
Me, I'm sticking with Soleil for both until we get some official confirmation to
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