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 Aigiina, not Aigina
 
Argument: Naming , Reference: 2073 , Closed by: root
anonymous @ 2010-11-27 22:30:10

I can't believe the name of "Aigiina no Yogen" was just changed to "Aigina no Yogen". There's something the folks here at No-Intro are missing about how to read Japanese, or you're allowed to basically fabricate titles to be however you want them to be. Here, I will break it down for you.

アイギーナ
These are the kana characters that spell the name "Aigiina". Now I will show you the literal meaning each character.

ア 'a'
イ 'i'
ギ 'gi'
ー This is called a chōonpu and IT MEANS THAT THE PREVIOUS VOWEL SOUND IS ELONGATED
ナ 'na'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakana#Table_of_katakana for your own reference.

So, add them all up and, because we know that the chōonpu elongates the vowel sound before it, we have 'a-i-gii-na'. I love researching things too and congrats for finding out about the whole "Aegina" thing, which I'm sure many of us knew about a long time ago (I know I did). Now back to what's actually on the game's box, cartridge, and title screen... the title is definitely "Aigiina no Yogen".

Or you're going to pretend the chōon isn't there, I dunno.
kazumi213 @ 2010-11-28 04:20:01

It was changed from "Aigiina" to "Aigina" for the same reason we use "Heracles" instead of "Herakuresu".

And thanks for the romanization lesson, but please note "Einstein": the vowel elongation mark is there because the "gi" part of name would otherwise be almost muted when read (well, that's when you know how to properly read Japanese, not your case).
anonymous @ 2010-11-28 07:22:50

You obviously can't tell the difference between a romaji writing and an intentionally elongated vowel, but looking back on discussions and threads in which you took place kazumi I can't remember a single instance in which you were ever willing to admit you were wrong. You have a serious attitude problem and I can't believe you were ever made high council, so I guess this project has bigger problems than the proper spelling of an NES game title.
kazumi213 @ 2010-11-28 11:38:22

Check the attitude in your "humble" discussion start post. I just reply using the treatment it deserves.

No, it's not an intentionally but necessarily elongated vowel in order to reproduce the reading of the greek name as accurately as possible.

Other than discussing DAT-related issues, I'm not interested in your personal opinions anonymous. Save them for others.