Saturday, December 18, 2004

In the beginning was the word

In the beginning was the word, ... , and the word was radio. Japanese are well known with their method of representing foreign words with Katakana. Due to the fact that the Katakana set of characters could not accomadate most of the syllables in English, many foreign langauge words are being turned into Engrish. Of course, the example I am going to share here is the word "radio", which is pronounced as rajio (ラジオ).

You may get many hits if you try to search for the word "rajio" on Google but I bet you can't find any results being returned with the word "lehlew". The natives of the Pearl of the Orient call this communication tool as "lehlew". Well, enough for today, will continue this topic someday... 73.


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