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Old March 19th 04, 11:03 PM
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Today I was trying to determine the japanese translation of the word
"trials" (I am minoring in Japanese FYI) and am not quite sure which
word is best.

1- shiken (trials as in test) or
2- kokoromi (trials as in attempt)

which is better?


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Old March 19th 04, 11:23 PM
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As a person of full Japanese descent, thus qualifying me as an expert, I
can tell you that I have no idea.

Daniel


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Old March 20th 04, 12:10 AM
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since shiken is usually used as meaning a school test, i think this may
not be best. kokoromi comes from the verb kokoromiru (which is the most
common word for "try"). the problem is that it would be better to use a
less common word for the name of the sport (it wouldnt be as cool to
call "trials" riding "attempt" riding or "try" riding). so another word
may be tameshi (from the verb tamesu). i think kokoromi would be best
since it sounds like kokoro which means heart, or mind, and represents
the soul.


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Old March 20th 04, 12:12 AM
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neither, the correct word is in fact:
kokoromishirubiteakwanswansushieskouatonatakonkkuk urukidukiwookie.....


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Old March 20th 04, 12:53 AM
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I would dig up what the Japanese call Bike Trials, and use that. Surely
that sport exists over there.

Both 'attempt' and 'test' fit well. Though I prefer test, we should go
with existing terminology.

Or ask the Japanese Trials unicyclists, if there are any yet.


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Old March 20th 04, 02:27 AM
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okay, this is my final comment on this pointless thread (maybe).

Upon doing some research, I leared that there is no recognized japanese
word for trials. Japanese has an alphabet specifically for foreign
words and so they are basically just the english words with a japanese
sound. so trials is "toriaru" and unicycle trials is "yunitora" (the
japanese often condense these foreign words so this example combines the
first half of unicycle and trials). this is disappointing since i was
hoping it would be something cool, like kokoromi.


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Old March 20th 04, 09:49 PM
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muniracer wrote:
*... pointless thread (maybe).
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I still enjoyed it.


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Old March 21st 04, 12:38 AM
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my bet is that they use the word 'trials'. except the 'L' is probably
pronounced like an 'R'.

the japanese word for tape recorder is "taperecorder" or something like
that. 'here's an interesting related site'
(http://home.att.net/~keiichiro/janglish/list.html)

if i'm correct, do i win something?

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Old March 21st 04, 04:01 AM
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The verb in Thai of "to get thoroughly wet" is "soak". Aint that weird?


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Old March 21st 04, 04:07 AM
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I'm not sure I follow...

are you saying Japanese people have their own language, then a secondary
language consisting of 'japanesed' foreign words?


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