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Theory: How Reincarnation Works in Yu-Gi-Oh!

This was first posted on my Deviant Art journal. The concept of reincarnation shows up in a few of the stories I know that feature Ancient Egypt. Off the top of my head, there’s The Mummy Returns, my friend CaribbeanRose9‘s … Continue reading

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Anime mystery: What does “head cha-la” mean?

Last week, I talked about Sailor Moon. This week, I’m talking about another anime from my childhood: Dragonball Z. The Japanese theme song, which I didn’t learn about until my adulthood, funny enough, has the words “Cha-la, head cha-la”… And … Continue reading

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Anime mystery: Why is water Sailor Mercury’s element?

Sailor Moon is one of the first anime I’ve ever watched, and also one of the only 少年 (しょうねん、shōnen) I’ve ever enjoyed. Come to think of it, it’s probably the only shōnen I’ve ever enjoyed. I grew up in love with … Continue reading

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Yu-Gi-Oh! musings | 遊☆戯☆王に関係する考え

This is not a language-related post, but I wanted to write it, anyway. I just finished reading Rick Riordan’s The Throne of Fire, which rekindled an old interest in ancient Egypt and its mythology; an interest that was a huge part of why … Continue reading

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Practice for my Fiverr gig | Hebrew Digicode

Do you know much about Digimon? Like “Pokémon”, the word is a portmanteau: digital + monsters = Digimon. (Or, in Japanese, デジタル + モンスター = デジモン; dejitaru + monsutā = dejimon.) Anyway, Digimon has something in common with other franchises: its … Continue reading

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アルカ: Name Pun in Hunter x Hunter

What’s interesting about Alluka from a linguistic perspective, though, is her name. Or, rather, names. Continue reading

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Ramdomness: The fire lizard

Ever since I learnt that the Japanese word for “salamander” is “火蜥蜴” (hitokage, fire ‘lizard’), I’ve wondered why. After all, salamanders are amphibians, and I always associated those with water. I found out this particular word because Japanese name for … Continue reading

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