Post by Shrikeswind on Oct 13, 2013 12:10:34 GMT -5
Before I begin, I want to answer a question first posed back in 2008 by the Qu (I'd actually found the post because I was Googling the exact same question he was,) partially answered by our fearless leader Fry.
The Nazo no Murasamejo song is renamed Douchuumen. Anybody know what that means?
Well, Douchuu means "Journey". Can't work out what the "Men" suffix means.
Fry's answer helped me figure out what the whole thing means, as it gave me a good place to split my word: Douchuu. Now, the word Fry was referring to was 道中, "Dōchū," and as he stated, it means "Journey." We also have "Men," which has a number of possible meanings itself, most notably, 面, "Men," meaning "Surface." So 道中面, "Dōchū-men," means "Surface journey." And the song that takes its name is the overworld theme. Suddenly, the name makes sense.
So how does that apply to this thread? Well, sometimes, a word isn't so easy to translate. Japanese uses thousands of different kanji, which makes a direct translation of a word difficult to find, especially with homophones like 狼 "Ōkami" (Wolf) and 主神 "Ōkami" (God.) Douchuumen is another example of this: We are provided the transliteration of the kanji 道中面, but not the kanji themselves, so we're left wondering "What the heck does that mean?" And that's what this thread is for: Translating words which we don't have the kanji to contextualize with. So if you have a word you've been stumped with, ask away!
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