Who is this and why is her name literally black cat?
Tomoko's last name is literally "Black Tree".
I had a weird realization when I realized that. Since Kuroneko is just an online alias, but Tomoko's last name is her "real" last name, I was wondering if that naming style/convention is why Native Americans in the Americas have such weird, stereotypical last names.
For example, for names in Japanese, the person will give you their name, and then say the kanji that make up the name. IE Tomoko might say her name is Kuroki, kuro like the color and ki like an oak tree.
Now, native Americans have names like "Running Coyote" or whatever, and their ancestors are known to have crossed from Asia over to the Americas during the last ice age. Obviously they also have mongoloid features like wide, flat faces, but could the naming culture have carried on as well? I'm not sure about the state of language back during the last ice age, but maybe they brought proto-languages over with them as they migrated, and those languages evolved separately from the rest of mainland Asia, but in a similar manner.
I hope someone can answer me or expound on this more, I found it really cool and interesting though I'm not sure if it's true.
I'm a bio major but I don't find your question interesting, sorry. Some lesser biologists on /sci/ might need some practice explaining this to you though.
Yes, Kuroneko. It's pronounced, "second best girl".
She's a cast member of one of those pandering shitfests that use the internet to drive plot? I see. I guess the only thing left is to wonder why westerners think the patronymic naming scheme wouldn't turn out to be a clusterfuck.
My wife. I'd appreciate it if you'd stop posting lewd pictures of her.
Here is a picture of us holding hands (me on the right).
No?, That pic is on Oreimo Doujin cover.
I noticed that pattern and made the same comparison once, but then there's names like "___field" that are not confined to Native Americans. There's also variants of [adjective][nature/construct] names in other languages too.
Do you think Smith, Brown, Taylor, or Walker aren't literal? Native names sound fucking stupid because they were terribly translated into English. It's like if Schumacher was anglicized as "One Who Makes Shoes"
Also her name is Ruri.
Firstly, when speaking about Native Americans it is a bit anachronistic to lump them all into one category for the purposes of cultural comparison. Secondly, most tribes/nations did not have formal writing systems, and many times writing systems at all, until contact with European nations, so to connect a naming convention of "civilized" East Asia to them is a bit fallacious considering the gap of contact is over 10,000 years in some cases. Lastly, your strawman example of "Running Coyote" is typical of an Indian stereotype and most names were not like this.
With that said, I like where you were going with this. I had never really given it any thought.
We have the same thing in English
Say the name is
John: Graced by Yahweh (Yohanan)
Smith: an occupational last name, blacksmith. Others: roper, cook, baker, miller, potter, etc.
Whereas in Iceland: