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How in the blue hell do you get "Sapphire" from "緑輝"

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How in the blue hell do you get "Sapphire" from "緑輝" (green brilliance).

Aren't sapphires almost always blue?
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>>124750396
>Nips
>Knowing the difference between green and blue

Pick one.
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Safaya is cuter than Emerarudo
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>>124750436
But usually they call green things blue (i.e. traffic lights), not the other way around.
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>>124750479
>Not wanting your daughter to grow up to be a space pirate
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>>124750436
this

>>124750396
Newfag
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>>124750396
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinction_of_blue_and_green_in_various_languages

There you go you piece of shit. Try to be less american and more open minded in the future.
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>>124750396
the japs cant into colors
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inb4 somebody post that stupid dress
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>>124750695
Blue hair has always been black in anime though.
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>>124750436
>>124750673
Retards. Ao means green and blue but midori only means green.
They know her name makes no sense which is why 2ch and twitter are full of comments like this
https://twitter.com/qoo500ml/status/586349177199820801
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>>124750759
Lies.
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>>124750396
The question is would you her, though?
Would you?
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>>124750759
I remember Goku saying that Bulma was blonde.
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>>124750396
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>>124750396
sapphire's can be any color except for red (ruby)
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>>124750396
I want to rub my dick into her hair.
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>her name is Sapphire
>her ribbon is green
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>sapphires actually come in a variety of colours and not just blue
>japs can't into colours
>japs can't into knowing what english words mean anyway

She should count herself lucky they didn't name her Greenpeace or something.
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Sapphire makes my dick diamonds.
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Her parents are retarded.
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>>124750396
I'm torn between liking Sapphire-chan and Kumiko.

Maybe I should cuddle both?
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>>124754748
Her parents must have watched a lot of anime in the 90s.
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>>124750396
This is exactly why anime otaku shouldn't breed.
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>>124750396
I just call her Emerald
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>>124750396
sapphires can be a lot of colors you slacker
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>>124755896
True, but
Sapphire (Greek: σάπφειρος; sappheiros, 'blue stone',[2] which probably referred instead at the time to lapis lazuli) is a typically blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide
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>>124755340
>not Opal chan
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>>124755896
So do Chuck Taylors, but black-and-white are still the most common.
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>>124750770

Wow twitter using as actual source...

That's it im out of here.
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>>124756721
>using Twitter as a source when it comes to comments made by Japanese people in Twitter
What part of this seems problematic to you, anon?
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>>124750673
Holy fucking shit. Japanese don't have words for pink and purple because they can't into blue vs green. That things you take for granted, being the white man...
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>>124754364
Japan probably knows what Greenpeace is on account of their naval misadventures with Japanese whaling ships.
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>>124757061
>Japanese don't have words for pink and purple
紫=Purple.
桃 is used for Pink.
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>>124757151
>http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%B4%AB#Japanese
>http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%A1%83#Japanese

I want to complain about using soy to describe purple and using peach to describe pink but when we use the word orange I guess I can't. I wish I knew enough Japanese to google the etyomology of those words and found out how recently they've been used to describe colours.
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>>124757316
Murasaki is a purple flower
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_colors_of_Japan
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>>124756391
>Not Jade.
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>>124750673
Being open minded also means realizing things are allowed to be bad, like a complex system of characters being used in your language.
They were literally designed to be difficult to learn, for the purpose of limiting upward social mobility.
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>>124753186
This.
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>>124757986
Orange is an orange citrus fruit.
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>>124750396

>this thread again

Sapphires can be many colors. Just like you can have pink diamonds or blue emeralds.
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>>124750396
Ohboyherewegoagain.jpg
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>>124753186
>>124754364
>>124755896
>>124758837
>>124759426


>>124750396
>Aren't sapphires almost always blue?
>almost always
>almost

It's like you people don't even read.

OP isn't asserting that all sapphires are blue, only that when one says sapphire, "green" isn't the word that usually comes to mind, "blue" is.
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>>124750759
Ayaya has black hair
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I'm more confused about how those kanji can be read サファイア
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>>124761633
It's not supposed to be read as this, but the meaning. That's all the point of this discussion.
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>>124756554
Is this real? Who would even name their kid (#4) as Lion King?
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>>124756554
>星の王子様

Nice name.
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>>124756554
I wish could give my children chuuni Nip names.
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>>124756554
3 井上 銀河
Inoue Ginga (ginga as in Galaxy)

4 菊池 虎王
Kikuchi LionKing (no, srsly)

14 四谷 星の王子様
Yotsuya Hoshi no Oujisama (The Prince of the Star/Planet)

2 江口 花子
Eguchi Flower (yes, the reading would be something like Hanako, but it's Flower)

10 茅ヶ崎 じゅりあん (no, I don't know how to write this)
Chigasaki Julian (yes, Julian)

13 前谷 にゃあ
Maedani Nyaa

15 村田 箱女 (箱女 would be something like "female box")
Murata Pandora

16 守山 心
Moriyama Heart
Interesting.
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Her name is read sapphire, and the kanji says green brilliance. Then that means nothing but green sapphire. Why do you think the meanings of the reading and the kanji must be the same? We've already seen lots of this kind of stuff in anime/manga.
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>>124750673
I link between linguistics and world-perception is fascinating sometimes.

This is just retarded.

Blue is blue, green is green, they're quite different. There's some shades that overlap and you don't know what's what, but >>124750695
this chick's hair is fucking blue no matter how you look at it, why did the fuck so many languages manage to fuck that up?
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>>124757316
Japanese only has proper adjectivial forms (read: い adjectives) for the four primary colors. White (白い), black (黒い), red (赤い) and blue (青い). These are also the only ones with the 真っ prefix forms (meaning "pure/deep"; eg 真っ白, means "pure white"). Every other color is by analogy for the most part, with a noun+色 ("color"); eg, 灰色 ("ash-colored"), means gray, 桃色 ("peach blossom colored") means pink, etc. There's a couple of weird exceptions, like 緑 ("green") and 紫 ("violet") are の adjectives that don't have to take the 色 suffix; same with loan words like オレンジ ("orange"). But the language does contain these words; they're just in a more roundabout form than a simple adjective like the four primary colors.
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>>124762885
>10 茅ヶ崎 じゅりあん (no, I don't know how to write this)
樹璃庵
Fuck if I know what it means except for the first one which is "tree"
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>>124762885
Chigasaki Julian doesn't sound that weird.

>>124750396
I refuse to believe there are people on /a/ who don't understand how nip names work.
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>>124757120
They do, but they call it Bluepeace.
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After watching all the anime you guys should already know that some people in Japan like to assign names with pronunciations that previously do not exist, because they think it's cool.
Her parents are probably chuuni.
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>>124763800
They don't work is how they work. It's pretty fucking awful how they name their kids, no surprise that the birthrates are so low in Japan.
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It's probably why she wants people to call her Midori, which actually means green. She doesn't like to be called Saphire because it's ridiculous.
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>>124756554
8 戸塚 一文字
Todzuka Hayato
The given name is written as Ichimonji, but read as Hayato.

Ichimonji Hayato is the name of Kamen Rider 2

11 二階堂 刃矢徒 (Sword Arrow Soldier)
Nikaidou Hayato

13 横田 大地 (Earth)
Yokota Terra

14 四谷 星の王子様 (Prince of the Stars)
Yotsuya Hosninooujisama

1 内田 マリリン
Uchida Marilyn

3 岡田 錯乱坊 (Confused boy)
Okada Sakuranbo
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>>124764136
>Hosninooujisama
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>>124756554
>14

That's a pretty cool name actually.

As for this thread
>holy shit this makes no sense
>anon explains
>next thread
>don't be a stupid faggot OP and let me educate you
>thread is full with bullshit

Ironic.
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>>124756554
>Shitenoh

Lost it there.
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>>124764215
Thats also what they call "The Little Prince".
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>>124756554
Is this real? Yes I know a lot of Japanese have weird names, but so many in one class?
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http://dqname.jp/

I love this site.

黄熊 (Yellow Bear) - Puu
唯一神 (One True God) - Yuika [this one's mostly funny because Yuika's a real name and those kanji do individually make those sounds in names]
弥有二 - Mewtwo [His older sister was named 弥有, which is normally pronounced Miyuu, but his sister's named Mew]
女神 (Goddess) - Madoka
円環理 (Cycle Law) - Madoka
夜神(Night God)- Hades
歌姫(Songstress) - Miku
愛保 - Rabuho (Normally this name could be said Aiho, but they changed Ai with Rabu. Rabuho is also the abbreviation for Love Hotel)
光宙 (Light Universe) - Pikachuu
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She's Opal, which is white you retard, a shade of green.
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>>124750695
>UV rays past 9:30am
>good for you
Good one.
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>>124751505
>Sapphire name
>Emerald eyes
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>>124762885
>15 村田 箱女 (箱女 would be something like "female box")
>Murata Pandora

I like this one.
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>>124763301
>>124750695 isn't a linguistics thing though. Black things often have a blue-ish shine, raven feathers for example.
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>>124762552
>>124762885
>王子様
Look carefully at the kanji on the list. That's not 王子 but that actually is 玉子様(たまごさま).
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>>124765517
Yeah, but apparently it's supposed to be read as oujisama.
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>>124764820
>implying her parents saw her before they named her
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