Katakana, HELPPLZ!

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  1. [M]artin
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    Anyone highly skilled in the area of Japanese, specifically Katakana? I need help translating English words into Japanese phonetic sounds that follow proper Katakana rules.

    For example, I'm given the English word, Guitars. So...

    Guitars = Gi ta - su

    ( The " - " stands for a long vowel)

    I have a total of 11 short words, but some of them are confusing when it comes to translating.

    IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE POST A REPLY HERE AND I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THE WORDS, THANKS!
     
  2. metaphysical

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    Sure.

    Edit: You should have just listed the words in your original post... I can't sit here all day awaiting your reply, you know [​IMG]
     
  3. [M]artin
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    Alrightly, thanks a million! [​IMG]

    Now, I've tried my hand at some of them already, so can you tell me if I'm right on these, or please correct me where necessary?

    (Just a reminder: " - " means a long vowel sound for me. All these words must be translated based on English phonetic sound, and it has to follow Japanese Katakana rules.)

    Electric Guitars = E re ku to ri ku Gi ta - su ?

    Les Paul = Re su Po - ru ?

    Warlock = Wa ru ro ku ?

    And these I haven't gotten around to:

    Flying V = ?

    Stratocaster = ?

    Nielsen = ?

    Explorer = ?

    Gretsch = ? (It's pronounced Gret(suka)

    Performer = ?

    Wave = ?

    Gibson SG = ?


    Once again, thanks a million! [​IMG]
     
  4. metaphysical

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    Did the best I could!

    Electric Guitars = ?????????????(erekkutorikku gita-)
    this doesnt need to be plural. alternatively you can say ?????? (erekigita-)

    Les Paul = ???????(resu po-ru)

    Warlock = ???????(wo-rokku, i think)

    Flying V = ?????? V (furaigu V)

    Stratocaster = ????????? (sutoratokyasuta-)

    Nielsen = ??????(ni-rusen)

    Explorer = ????????? (ekkusupuro-ra-)

    Gretsch = ???? ?(guretti)

    Performer = ???????(pafo-ma-)

    Wave = ?????(ue-vu)

    Gibson SG = ????SG (gibuson SG)

    This wikipedia entry is quite helpful for future reference:
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A8%E3%...%82%BF%E3%83%BC
     
  5. [M]artin
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    God, you're a life saver! Thanks thanks thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. metaphysical

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    No worries, man. Always a pleasure! [​IMG]
     
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